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Vol. 36 



SAN FRANOISOO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1886. 



Ho. 27. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



A Uit rattan and New Btilind SotM 18 

Because Chva]», therefore Nasi v, J ml tfca. I" 

"Bii" 13 

Ballade of Christmas Ghosts 12 

Comment* on Foreign Affairs. 30 

Country Real Kstate 7 

tefpMirj) 4 

Fashion's \ fiie 2 

Financial Bflvtew 1 

Ho* Brown Got Married 4 

Mow Honest Merchants are Robbed.. .10 

Insurance Items 20 

M*k** Letter 14 



Passing Remarks. IS 

Pleasure's Wand 3 

Real Kstjaie Transactions 16 

and Useful 5 

Soeietv 8 

Sporting 7 

That Vexed Question About the Part. .IS 

The Editor (poetry) 2 

Tho First Quarrel (poetry) 5 

The Lady Artiste 12 

The Lay of the Knife-Eater (poetry). ..19 
The Royal Mail Steamship Mararoa....lO 
The Sharon Decision 10 



Mavounicen (poetry) 19 The World, the Fleah and Devil 8 

Mother's Pravers(poetrv) 13 The Touiu; Girl from the Country 

Noubilla... 1" (poetry) 9 

Our Own Sweet Selves 10 Town Crier 11 



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OLD BAJtS— 890 tine, par.— Refined Silvbr— 20@22 $ cent. 
count. Mexican Dollars, S0@81c. 



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• Price of Money here, 6@10 per cent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open market, 3@l£ per month. Demand moderate. On Bond Se- 
curity, 4@3 per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 



■ Exchange on New York, 20c. ; on the London Bankers, 49 5-16d. 
PariB sight, 5.12fc@5.15 fr. per dollar. Telegrams on New York, 25c. 

• Latest price of Sterling in New York, 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 
The new year opens with every prospect that it will be a most pros- 
perous one for the gold mining interests of California. Tbe unhealthy 
speculative fever is slowly but surely dying out, and investments will 
in the future be made on the sound basis of legitimate business prin- 
ciples. Mines will be opened up and worked for their returns by means 
of the capital diverted from tbe old channels of stock gambling, and 
with a return of conBdence abundant foreign capital is ready and eager 
for investment in any meritorious property. The bitter experience of 
foreign capitalists in one or two unfortunate instances during the past 
year, has taught them a lesson of caution, and, while judging from the 
present feeling abroad, it has not shaken confidence in our mine3, it has 
had the advantageous effect of posting investors as to the thieving 
methods adopted by unscrupulous parties, who cared not if their actions 
militated against the interest of our State at large so long as they them- 
selves were temporarily benefited. The lessons thus learned will be a 
benefit in the future, precluding the possibility of a recurrence of the same 
tricks. With trustworthy and competent men employed as experts, men 
who are familiar with the geological formation of this State in particular, 
the foreign investor can place his money in our many mining districts 
with a feeling that it will not only be highly remunerative, but also safe. 
Too much time has been already spent, and money wasted in passing, 
upon many of the old and worked-out mines of the past. What we re- 
quire now is to open up new locations, and thus begin at the beginning, 
instead of, as is customary nowadays, beginning where others left off. 
That has been the mistake of the past, and the prime cause of so many 
signal failures. There are better mines lying uncovered in California to- 
day than any that have ever yet been developed. All that is wanted is 
money to open them up, and such is the peculiar character of our local 
moneyed men and institutions that the only aid we may hope for is from 
abroad. The majority of our wealthy men, having only lately acquired 
their money, and for the first time in their generation, are as much in 
love with it as a child with a new toy, thinking that it is only to be kept 
to look at. A poor man who owns a mine in California, if it is, without 
a shadow of a doubt, enormously rich, may possibly get working capital 
from some local nabob by surrendering the control of his property, but 
not a cent unless he does so, and the end is that he is speedily squeezed 
to the wall, and ultimately thrown out altogether, whilst others reap the 
fruit of his years of toil. This may not be a pleasant view to take of our 
situation, but it is a cold fact, nevertheless. It seems odd, no doubt, to 
the strangers within our gates, that with local banks and private ex- 
chequers loaded down with money extracted from our gold fields in days 
gone by, that to-day we have to appeal to a foreign public for aid to de- 
velop what ought to be the leading industry of the State we are one 
and all inclined to brag about. 

Del Mar, having reported favorably on the Providence mine, the books 
of the company are now being " experted," preparatory to turning over 
the concern to the French purchasers. It will be interesting to know 
how this difficulty will be tided over, which, of course, will be done, as 
there is every evidence that nothing will be permitted to interfere with 
the closing of the sale this time. The unsatisfactory condition of these 
books has heretofore ended the many negotiations which have been entered 
into for the disposal of this property, but we have no doubt the present 
purchasers will be as skilfully hoodwinked in this trifling matter of a mill- 
ion or so as their co-patriots were in the Quartz Mountain and Succor 



Flat transactions. Advice seems lost on these people, and only when too 
late will their eyes be opened to the fact that they have been gulled out 
of their money by glittering appearances, which cast into the shade the 
many timely words of caution and warning offered for their guidance and 
protection. They must have known they were dealing with men in the 
last stages of| desperation — men who were staking their all on this last 
chance. If the Walraths had let this opportunity pass by they would 
never have had another, and would have been themselves compelled to 
extract the $19,000,000 they claim to have in their mine, and which they 
have been bo eager to throw away for about a one-twentieth part of its 
estimated value. That the result of the future working of this Provi- 
dence mine will prove unsatisfactory there can be no doubt. It is 3imply 
a great mass of spotted sulphurets — and spotted, at that, as a Mexican 
sheep dog. Tbe returns for one week may amount to $25,000, and yet 
the next week may only give a clean-up of §3,000. The mine would be a 
dear bargain at one-third of the price paid, and it could have been ob- 
tained at something approximate thereto, were it not for the outrageous 
commissions, etc., paid to middlemen. 

Del Mar, it is said, receives $25,000 for his opinion on the Providence. 
This is a considerable advance on his old terms, which were, if we re- 
member right, $1,500 on all occasions. As there is nothing of sufficient 
scope at present on the Pacific Coast for the enlarged ideas of this great 
power in the mining world, it is not unlikely that London will soon again 
be f-tvored with his august presence. The only matter of importance,, at 
that end is the La Trinidad scheme. The fact that it is being en- 
gineered by other parties must naturally excite the jealous ire of this 
expert of experts. Consequently we are prepared at any moment to hear 
that the great Del Mar has concluded to put his heavy weight on this 
operation and flatten it out of existence. On the other hand should this 
national calamity be averted, we will immediately conclude Mr. Del 
Mar has been gathered— deferentially of course — into the Brown camp. 
Lack of space in this issue prevents us from doing justice to the case of 
the scoundrel, who swindled the unfortunate people he inveigled from 
their comfortable homes in great Britain, on the pretext of founding a 
colony in Fresno. Next week, however, we will publish a few inside 
facts for the benefit of our English readers, that will give them an iu- 
Bight into the case that may serve as a caution against fellows of the 
same stripe as Green, and such schemes aB the Antelope Valley Fruit 
Growing Association. 

Latest From the Merchant's Exchange.— New York, Dec. SL- 
IT. S. Bonds, 3s, 1033, b; 4a, 124. b, ex-coupon; 4£s, 112$, b. Sterling 
Exchange^86@489j. Western Union, 72g. 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES. 

Ban Francisco, Dec. 31, 1885. 



Registered at the Postofflce at San Francisco, California, as Second-Class Matter 



US1TBD STATES BONDS. 

4-Per-Cent. (£uarterly(cou.) 
MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. 

Central Pacific R. R 

California Dry Dock 

Cala. Iron and Steel, 7-pr-ct 
Contra Costa Water, 5-pr-ct 

Dupont-Street 

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Park St O.R.R.,6-p-c.(guar.) 
Montgomery-Avenue .... 
Nevada Co. N. G. R. R... 
North Pacific Coast R. R. 
Northern Pac.R.R.flst mor) 
Northern Railway of Cala. 
Oakland Gaslight, 5-pr-cent 
Oregon R. W. and N. ,6-pr-ct 
Pacific Rolling Mill, 6-pr-et. 
Pioueer Woolen Mill.G-pr-c. 
Sthn Pac. R.R „ 6-pr-c. ex c 
Spring Valley W. W. , 6-pr-c. 
Union Iron Works, 6-pr-ct.. 
LOCAL RAILROAD STOCKS. 

Central Pacific 

City 

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Geary -Street 

North Beach and Mission.. 

Omnibus 

Presidio 

Sutter-Street 

WAT BR BTOCKS. 

Contra Costa 

Spring Valley 

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Cala. Artificial Stone Pav'ng 

California Dry Dock 

California Electric Light.. 

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Naturally the close of the year limits the volume of business. The de- 
mand for dividend-paying securities continues, chiefly from small buy- 
ers, who apparently are changing savings bank deposits for other invest- 
ments. At tbe close San Francisco Gas Light Company announces ite 
intention of paying dividends monthly at the rate of 30c. per share, com- 
mencing the 1 5th proximo. A. Baibd. 104 Leidesdorff Btreet. 

London, Dec. 30.— Consols— 99 7-16; acct., 99 1-8. 



Printed and Published by the Proprietor, Frederick Marriott, 607 to 616 Merchant street, San Francisco, California. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



FASHION'S VOICE. 



Suppose we have a little fashion to-day, leaving you to digest my crit- 
icism uf the " Proper Young Man " of last week. By the way, I came 
home on the cars with one of the species. Huw disgustingly good and 
correct he looked! Gloves, umbrella, tie, shirt-front, were so faultlessly 
proper that I felt like boxing his ears to rouse him. He never even looked 
up from the toe of his narrow shoe. 

Oh, what a sensible man the Prince of Wales was when he walked into 
the theatre one night with hare hands, and how every one, to a man, in- 
stantly drew off bis own tight kids! I do hate a man in gloves, don't you? 
Well, apropos nf fashion, let us look at the muffs. By the way, a 
muff is a wonderful saving as regards gloves. A friend of mine told me, 
the other day, she found gloves so expensive that she had made up her 
mind to buy a muff, at SI. 50. "Cheap," but good enough to put your hands 
in when your gloves are holey. 

The muffs of this season in Paris are singularly charming, though I see 
none here aa yet. 

There is one made like a bag, which is tied round the center with a 
wide ribbon and large bow in the front, the top part being open and 
filled with flowers, behind which is the place for the hands. So you 
really look as though carrying a bag full of cut blooms. Another I have 
seen is made like a satchel, the hands being thrust through the sides. At 
one corner, on the top, is placed a rosette of ribbon, the muff itself being 
made of velvet trimmed round the edge, and the lap-over of the pocket 
with a ruching of satin. This is a pretty conceit, and the pocket does 
for purse and handkerchief. 

A fan muff is also new. The foundation is covered with velvet, double 
rows of lace are placed over the front and hang below the velvet, where 
they are drawn to a point under a bow of velvet. At the top is a wreath 
of shaded leaves. In fact, it is as though you made a muff of velvet and 
pinned a lace fan in front. All these make-up muffs are suspended with 
a ribbon round the neck. A nice, plain, little fur muff would be good 
enough for me, but of course some one must patronize this style. The 
designs in muffs are endless, but these I have given must satisfy. 

Orange is the color most patronized by every body for their hats (of 
course I don't mean the men), but then orange does not suit every one; 
for instance people with bleached yellow hair, orange don't go worth half 
a cent with such a vile shade. 

Harmony of colors is very necessary to observe if you wish to look al- 
ways well. An old French savant made a study of this branch of woman's 
attire, and he came out quite consistently right, I assure you. He says a 
black bonnet, with pink, white or red feathers or flowers, suits a fair 
complexion ; a white bonnet for a blonde should have pink or blue 
trimming. Brunettes should never choose blue (how level was that man's 
head), for indeed blue is the most unbecoming of all shades for dark skins. 
Did you ever see a nigger in a bright blue chapeau ? It's a treat. If a 
dark person will persist in wearing a blue bonnet, let her mix it with 
yellow or orange. A green bonnet, which almost annihilates one to think 
upon, may be worn by a pale person or one with a slight color, but not 
by a roBy-faced one, and trim it with white, pink or red flowers. Dead 
white hats and bonnets are only fit for people with high color, and, 
strange to say, the same women can wear dark red bonnets. So says the 
savant, and after long study of the situation he ought to know. 

With regard to dress goods, striped tissues seem to take a prominent 
place. The combination suits of plain and heavy striped goods are most 
beautiful ; and plush, also, is again showing up, mixed with other fabrics. 
Hep and velvet is introduced effected with beads. Now, any one can 
bead their own rep, simply by Bewing ou a few beads here and there on 
the rib of material, and an opera cloak made thus is very handsome. 
For dress toilets faded shades of mauve and heliotrope are used, and 
these colors, in faille and velvet, are most charming. A pretty caprice 
is to mix faille and silk gauze of the same shade, the gauze being brocaded 
in plush flowers. Almost endless are the varieties and grades of dress 
materials used in Paris, and I suppose they will appear here when they 
are passe there, as usual. 

The dresses that please me most are those made very plain ; for in- 
stance, have a handsome, plain street dreBS made, with two or three bands 
of plush round the bottom. Over this have a plainly tucked skirt, with 
plain-pointed corsage. Catch up the overskirt pretty high on one side in 
this manner. Have a large loop and bow attached to your waist ; one 
end half way between the front and the right hip, the other a little be- 
hind the hip ; and through this loop draw up your top skirt ; thus you 
can show as much or as little of the under* one as you please, and it is a 
graceful pose. 

Fichus are worn made of net and satin ; but old lace, or new real lace, 
I prefer. They are wide round the shoulders, comingin to the waist quite 
narrow ; then you can ornate by bows, or a boquet, or etill prettier, a 
small bird perched on a rose at one side. There are various ways of mak- 
ing pretty fichus, and plenty of books to take copies from. I like a chic 
looking fichu, and it makes an old dress look qnite renovated should the 
buttons have grown shabby ; but in any case a fichu is pretty. 

Gauze fans are very much in vogue, and very perishable, but lovely 
while they last ; yet nothing can outdo the beauty of the lovely feather 
fans we see now. Those made of three long curled ostrich plumes, with 
a bunch of tips at one side, are, with a black velvet dress, just "too 
utterly," and in pink, ravissant. The trimming, also made from ostrich 
feathers, is the "cultured" mode of ornating your wraps, ladies. It 
wears out directly, and falls about everywhere ; but while it lasts it is 
perfection. You should always buy a little more than you require, as it 
is easily mended ; but always remember your mending is never at an end. 
As a novelty I may wind up by telling you that a white silk or satin 
dress, trimmed with sable, or even brown feather trimming of the best 
kind, is the loveliest evening dress you can imagine, or wear pink in- 
stead of the white. Silver Pen. 

" Sunny Spain " is a readable description of that country, by Olive 
Patch; just put forth by Cassell & Co. It is profusely illustrated, and by 
its simplicity, suited for the young people. A. L. Bancroft & Co. are the 
agents for it. 

R. Cutlar (Dentist), Room 104, Phelan's Building, third floor. 



THE EDITOR 
On an ermined stool he sits to think, 

While the world hurries on below ; 
Then flashes of wisdom flow out in ink, 
Till the attic is all aglow, 

And the things he writes 
In his dreamy flights 
The nations rush frantic to know. 

Never a hill has he to surmount — 

Not a care for gold or for gain ; 
The ducats he cannot even count, 

As they drop round his desk like rain. 
Bright gleams from his soul 
Fill each pigeon hole, 
And happiness walks in his train. 

He knoweth all things, and more than that 

From a pea to a parachute, 
And should his thoughts for a time run flat, 
There's a basketful at his foot, 
While from under spheres 
Sweet music be hears 
That never was born of catgut. 

Imps at his call come to do his will, 

All ready to die for his sake, 
And poets ten thousand, eager etill, 
His life a paradise to make. 
0, I tell you, boys, 
An editor's joys 
Are transcendent, and no mistake. 

No one to grumble— no one to say, 

"We don't want your sheet any more;" 
His only woes are checks for his pay 
Ere he cashes the ones before ; 
His study at home, 
From floor to the dome, 
Is padded with them o'er and o'er. 

He sits on his tripod one short hour, 

Then see him sweep down to the street, 
Where a carriage waits, lest sun or shower 
Should touch his head or wet his feet. 
Heaven won't be new 
To that great man's view. 
Would you like such fortune to meet? 

— Philadelphia Call. 

What Is tbe dlflerenoe between a visitor in the tropics and a chirop- 
odist ? One feels the heat and the other heals the feet. 

— Yonker's Gazette. 

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Black Merveilleux, 
Black Tricotine, 



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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISKK. 



SOCIETY. 



Deoombor 30, 1SS5. The old year la giving us, as a parti ug gift, the 
dj'nh dallgbtfa) dayt wo bow known in the whole Iwolvo months, Ooold 
ft don porfoet o&fl than Sunday la*t have been foun.l uiywhoro oo toll 

mundane sphere? Taking advantage of its beauty, the entire population 
ol the city denied to be abroad, and the. OMWd in the Park, Mpeclally, 
was noticeably larger than for many ■ month past The rain played 
•ad havoc with all oofcof*doov gathering planned far Christinai Day, 

which was so drearily dismal outside aa to make the warm Hre and bright 
Chriitmas dooOTOtioni that nearly every home boasted that day doubly 
appreciated by those who were lucky enough to own them. So far thlB 
week IMuvhn mYtiiK loolinod to take a rest, and prayers are offered op 
that till after New Year's Day amend* may be made, in point of weather, 
for the backs! id lugs of lost week. 

S«iety seema to be waking up to the fact that something is expected 
from it, and various are the good things talked of for the ensuing month. 
Let a hope that it end uot in talk as well. Christmas week this year 
was comparatively gayer than for a number of years past, but we may 
thank the numerous weddings that took place in a great measure for it. 
A*ide from them there was really very little done. The Christmas tree 
parties at Mrs. Fair's and Mrs. Spauldiug's, and the german at the Eyres', 
will almost sum them up. 

A more beautiful sight it would be difficult to picture than the drawing- 
rooms of Mrs. Fair presented on Thursday evening, when the Christmas 
tree in all its glory burst upon the sight of the delighted youugBters for 
whom it was specially prepared. Mrs. Fair seems equally happy, whether 
in providing entertainment for the children or ministering to the pleasure 
of those of a larger growth. In each she shines preeminent. The house 
was a blaze of light and profusely decorated with greens and Bowers, and 
her young guests voted the evening one of the most delightful of their 
whole lives. Mrs. Spaulding's tree party, on the same night, was also a 
most pleasant little gathering to oldsters and youngsters alike, the hostess 
herself appearing not the least happy of those assembled, for it is a pleas- 
ure in itself to watch the faces of happy childhood. 

The Eyre german, in spite of the inclemency of the night— which was 
by long odds the worst of the whole season of rain so far — proved a most 
gratifying success. The roomB, though not many in number, are spacious 
in size, and were beautifully dressed with the holly and bright berries so 
appropriate to the Christmas time. The daLce itself was led by that 
most accomplished leader, Mr. Sheldon, ably assisted by Mrs. Pinckard, 
who was his partner ; some new figures were danced, and the favors were 
handsome and valuable, many of them being intended as Christmas gifts 
and mementos of the night. The supper was excellent, as when does a 
rapper at the Eyres fail to be, and it was late, or I should say early, ere 
the final good-nights and " Merry Christmasses " were exchanged by the 
departing guests. On Friday dinners were, of course, the rule, but with 
few exceptions they were home affaire. Christmas tree parties were also 
indulged iu as family gatherings ; those of the various churches have been 
postponed till this week, and form a very considerable item in the list of 
entertainments named for it. 

Another early letter, this week, compels me to merely mention the 
parties taking place in it. reserving a fuller description for again. Chief 
among them are the reception last night at Mrs. Haggin's, which was a 
very pleasant one, as when is anything like a party at her house other- 
wise ; the reception to-night at Mrs. Newhall's ; the private theatricals 
at the Tevis' to-morrow night, in which some of our leading amateur 
talent will take part : the play to be followed by supper and dancing ; 
and the usual New- Year Eve ball at the San Francisco Verein Club 
rooms. 

New Year's Day, I understand, will be observed by all save our ultra- 
fashionables in an informal way — fewer preparations made, less tables 
set, but probably more pleasure really felt in the receiving. When prop- 
erly observed it is a pleasant custom, and one which many, myself in- 
cluded, are sorry to see falling into disuse. But the fiat has gone forth 
in New York that it is no longer fashionable to make or receive calls 
that day, so it is only a question of time that we follow suit, and, like 
other good old customs, it will be but a tale to tell our grandchildren 
about hereafter. 

As I before remarked, January, it is thought, will make amends in the 
gay line for the excessive dullness of December— though, after all, where 
is the gaiety to come from with so many of our best houses closed 1 The 
coming of Mrs. Mark Hopkins has been hailed with delight, as it is hoped 
that she may open her big house on the hill for at least one dance during 
her stay. But last year similar hopes were indulged in, and nothing 
came of it. The lady paid her yearly visit and departed again, having 
made no sign, and no doubt it will be the same this Winter also, though 
some seem to think that her yearly pilgrimage in this direction is made 
for the sole purpose of enabling a lot of folks, whom she scarcely knows 
and cares for less, to exercise their heels at her expense, and consume her 
Bubatance in the form of supper. She shows how level her head is in dis- 
appointing them. 

One of the beat-known members of the old-time Society of 'Frisco has 
been removed from us by death, in the person of Mrs. Thornton. Old 
Califomians still take pleasure in recalling the time when Judge Thorn- 
ton's family, consisting of his accomplished wife and charming daughters, 
held front rank in the Bocial world and in the hearts of all who knew 
them. "But," they say, "alas! those times are gone by, and 'Frisco is 
not half the charming place to hie to that it was in the good old days." 
Owing to her extremely advanced age, Mrs. Thornton had led a very re- 
tired life for many years, but her home was a charming one to visit, and 
she always had a bright smile and a cheering word, coupled with a true 
Southern welcume, for all who came, and she will be sadly missed and 
truly mourned by them and her devoted family. 

On Monady evening last a moat enjoyable party was given at Pro- 
fessor Goffrie'e residence, on Turk street, to celebrate the fifteenth anni- 
versary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W. Higgs. Many very handsome 
crystal and glass mementoes were presented to the couple, whose union 
was being celebrated, and the parlors and dining-room bore witness of 
the kind gifts of floral decoration and boquets. A juvenile musicale was 
first given, at which the Misses Wolf, Hill and Backhuysen, and Masters 
Ferrer, Roth, Hill and Lada assisted as violinists, and Baby Beasey rendered 



■ pianoforte nlo, "The MatoWs Prayer " which waa warmly applauded, 
as weie the other Juvenile perfonnara, The lieaaey babiea aUo sang ft 
duet after trhfoh Mveral mom ban of the Orahootrol Booiety ronderod 
" II Borbion do Seville," " Gana I,adr»," and "Stabat Mater." Several 
■■.. and heartily reoponded to; amongst which a very 
h.-.irty apeaen woi mads by Mr. V. s. Hill (late oondnctor of the Carle- 
ton Open Company),. In which ho alluded to bin long friendship with 
Profeeeor ttoffne, and aaid that bin talonti and mniloa] abilities were 
more known end appreciated in England and Europe than hero. Mr. 
M. < irant, of the Geographical Society, eleo (,-nve a very appropriate and 
jovial toaBt. 

The death of Mrs. Morgan, wifo of the Secretary of the American 
Legation to Mexico, which occurred there recently, called forth pro- 
nounced expressions of grief on all lideo. The deceased lady was a 
daughter of General Friable, her maiden name being Miss Sarah Friable, 
Before her marriage with Mr. Morgan, she was the belle of the American 
colony in Mexico, and her graces of mind, manner and character were 
quite equal to her advantages of person. 

The lunch party tendered by Miss Charlotte Bermingham to her young 
lady friends at her residence on Chestnut street Monday last, was one <>f 
the enjoyable eveuts of the week. She was assisted by her friend, Miss 
Sophie Gibbs, in receiving her guests. Covers were laid for twelve, and 
at 1 P. m. all sat down to a tastefully decorated table, which was presided 
over by Miss Bermingham. 

Colonel and Mrs. Henley Smith have returned during the week from 
their wanderings abroad ; have enjoyed their trip round the world, but 
are pleased to find themselves in old 'Frisco again, and are welcome. 
Mrs. Wilcox and her two fair daughters are back from their visit South, 
and George Crocker ia also here again from his visit to New York. 
Wishing you and all your readers a Happy New Year and many of them, 
I subscribe myself, for the last time in '85, Felix. 



Notwithstanding the holiday festivities, Taber, of No. 8 Montgomery 
street, keeps right along taking the most perfect photographs ever pro- 
duced. People who wish to get pictures which will give them entire 
satisfaction, should go to Taber. People, also, who wish to select inter- 
esting albums, will find at Tuber's photographs of all of the choicest 
scenic views upon the Pacific Coast, as well as pictures of a large array of 
the most eminent men and women of the present time. An album c mi » 
posed of such elements cannot fail to be of the greatest interest to all 
well-informed men and women. Get one. 

Military and naval officers who wish to get thoroughly- fitting uni- 
forms, should go to Messrs. J. M. Litchfield & Co., the famous military 
outfitters, No. 415 Montgomery street. Thia firm also manufactures all 
kinds of society regalias, banners, lodge paraphernalia, etc. 



The Baltimore Transplanted Oysters, sold by Moraghan, at stalls 
Nos. 68 and G9 California Market, are admitted to be the greatest deli- 
cacy which can be placed on the table. 



Common Japanese goods are easy to obtain, but if you want real 
Curios, Antiquities and Bits of Art, you must go to G. T. Marsh & Co., 

No. G25 Market street. 










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ESTABLISHED 1868. 

PIONEEE SEAL ESTATE AGENCY. 

Succbssob to W. S. REYNOLDS, 
531 California Street, San Francisco, California. 

ay City and Country Property Bought and Sold on Commission. Makes a 
Specialty of FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES. 

B. ir. TA.N DBS VAAJtT, Manager. Jan. 2. 

SAN FRANCISCO ART ASSOCIATION, 

430 Pine Street. 

Positively the Last Week - LADIES' AB.T EXHIBITION I 

DAY AND EVENING. Jan. 2. 



NOTICE. 

Dr. A. M. Wilder (of Drs. Powers A Wilder), lias returned 
from his Eastern visit and resumed practice at S15 GEARY STREET, where 



he can be consulted from 1 to 4 p. M. daily. 



Sept. 6. 



~3 LETTER A5TD 



Jill. 2 



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HOW BHOW> GOT 3CAHSZED, 
Concerning; Brown it mu Hud Chat he newer «■» 

. . - 

iaat to -io someth in g. 

- vn pa 

■rested it was about ti 
R.thinson. fee several 
_at Ro 
cause Robinson owed aim m 
and the income of a paaaofte 
ount represented al 
~ear, the rent if a house 
pet nephew in 

-330a had reae - ■eser- 

able benefac rstace. 

■ 
chance and ilia ready ssc. That is t 

him with Brown. ■ 
contract. 

- au think I one , eh?* said Brown. 

had. You're 
fritter' ... an mem bey, ami I'll iwear there are gray 

hairs in your must.; 

■• V r - 

! iples last winter ? " 
demanded R. binson. 

• ' 

■4 the beat and pa - vitfa. satiate* 

anim.i 

...- _ ■ ■ _. aYntv 1 

i 1 ■ i ■_■ 
" My .lear aoy," *aid Robinson, irawinjr his chair closer, and p&csme; 
his knee 
*• N E n, incrednaonaiy. 

" I tell y >u yes. ' insisted R-i binson. " The poor s. 1 :. She 

has written to me a d. ien times and aia.Ie aae e -er to iive it 

away to you. I am break: _ Friend s bi p y 

dear boy " 

- wn. jetting tie, •' yonre a good fellow. Thank yon, 
111 think "ot it." 

They weot out together. As they parted at the first corner, Robins»'<a 
having aonu . ^ment at afce 

. . ■ i 
. - v- in a fc*M*im B.ibinsoa was in tee 

i the Comma "imr the following- dnpascfL, 

which he pai: wbaefc bad not grown warm 

in hi:' baud: 

N i&Jotnaua, S-Xei &itj»xuy. Paris, F>vtcc; Come home at 

I m 
It was gray anaraa - m ister's 

innustted hit* attendant. 
. 

. *. stand 

i tie account book as a caver of aromatic Ieatae- - 

F. RoBCfaoy, Cat 

The [:■■ . : ~. . i jn rea. 

ander " F. F. -vere :Laak For half an hour Brown 

rea, puffing bis cigar calm. 
with ad unpaaeive a face as if he ; . - 

natal * He'd baa — e 
. a* and the balance sheet into the 
;ed. 



c. The irst suor* 
"jbinson. 



■ 
between HVioinson and bis «.-ter waa ^nacaaaaadV tanafen Mies 3- minson = I 
ceeeptinn if Brown waa ■ieiiica trolly gentle and, cnnfiiKng. Miaa Robinson 

. - been mure 
innocent and trustful if sne aad aEaad. Eapoy aa afae waa to meet I 
in"iuaincanc* i g ao arin g wnrax bad ever onca bees ; 

1 
ioach. Bmwn. whose ^ailontry waa natrini . however 

a raininir. and 
be naaaCed in the m.. :e narii — is waa his iwa — with 

-i-.- - ..r. ~- t- . :"— • ". aattle nsb dbe ~- te-vaafaEan 

- -1 about in 1 certain set but the 

.. - .. laaaj aaaaai ■■-.-- :.■ ,. .~t- bb B bob . ajfaaaan aariaal 
fur them waa the amvcsaal vertfics. Brown waa a millionaire. iCas E.>o- 
inaon bad about enumrn a year 31 pay her board abroad and irese a 

1 people went 
*j far as to express sorrow 

goaanj be imi picked 10. and wenc jn viairiinr iCse lujuin- 
aijn an _ 

-n \f'«« B^hanaoa caoE Eur aer maid, ane i£ ihe ac- 
tendanta of tne auuse — me bad a snte . loiec aouae yn. the 

A»enue^ — reap 1 1 :. 
** Where ia -Jennie 

kfl wenc out an hour a^j. -nia*." answered the ilavey, "'with Mr. 
-•"s an ."* 
i£r. 3r*)wn'a ™ jendema~ ght s« many irramis bo she honae 

that he waa a^ naater. illse Robinson exprese- 

anaer. 3 j h . 6s rr 

■A and her brother 
bnrtied in. He - ami an envelop crashed in Hg; hmmt ^_ 

usually impaaab i e face waa white ami haegar 1 _ an. a» 



_ iw che paper . tea thac, aaikfr . 

cheek. aech -ical woman. 

however. an»: witnout Jtoppimr to repr'aacb nit" | -r wbicb she 

^ere moat be a reason, ihe opened, ihe lecer. smooched it an her 
knee and rea*i; 

1 MB 

Jtf 7 Tear Bobdtson: Ton will torsive me. I trust Bar jo cummerciai 
an aet) -z to submit to you a little memoraodnm af jut ac 

count. If you wiaa to obtain a bill of particulars 70a can obtain i 
- \Z presenc stands: 

a^iiMiiti M S 3;:- ■:. I'h., to Gauaoa W >-tbr Eh 

1 accuunc I ana under the necesaty of 

. .z and if asBumrm: . -^-iil. Yon will, I hope, consider 

Bbuwy. 
. ■ 
■ was a wraf - Hiss Robinson. She 

ip of paper dropped to the 
io r. Her '.: ■ S ^res $10,000 on it and ;rrasped at it. 

- 
31 _. Zr-xr Jfus Room jvn Ym will pardon me. I am sure, for asking 
expense y>iu have been put to upou a 
miacunceptuii . you. 

■ .. 
Miag EUibinson paaft a f paper up and pne it in her bosom. 

.-^ss for breakfasc. Fred,"* she said. "" Wbat can. have be- 
. 
" Become of her '. " abooted her brother, beatzna; a dainty Japanese 

Bane 1 they were mar- 
_ . bbbI aaa if i c Zapjpe by this time. 

3 "* 

ah* lister. " Wbat do yoa want him 
lead, for ? He will never sue von for that bill.'* 



- Bo-Peep ' is an exceHenu illustrated cbildrens' book, suitable : 
holidays, wnich has joat been issued by Caseeii & C<*. A. JL B«.r 
Co. are agents for it. 



dab will iive ^ dance and aocaat entersani- 
ment at B'nai B'rith E tear's Eve. 

Reduced Price-List of Toilet Articles. 



Labia'* Extracts. $.65 - _- . 

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Pinaad'a ■ Brom Je las Pamr^as L3E 

•* Ixora Breooi L25 ! PacBDOT;} Faca Pdmier.. 

Lubi *j Suap(smaIL- - * Saunders 

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GosnellJ Cherrv T<i»ui Paste. . .. » . Pondni de Sia i^St JoecX. 

i&) JO I Swan rjuwo. 15c; ± Cut 




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L. R. EIXX rlT. Hrnss±st aaxd Chemist. 
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rEL£PHo>T£ ia»a . Joiy is. 

THE MEW ZEAL4ND LOAM AND MERCANTILE AGENCY 

coxj? jjrr (lutit-ez 

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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 






FIRST QUA 
ni* » the end. after al>, [■ it? 

■**t*> faUe from tli-- Unit, I mppose? 
l>ut I in wiaer, at least Iron, thu Hi 

I was a f^>l to [-r | 
"Just think of all that you're, bold me! — 

And irhich filled m« with in finite bliss- 
And now at a distance you hold me. 
And refuse to give me one tcia*!** 
Thoa we stood by the gat* through the twilight, 

I uiuimcuwd to accuse her again ; 
When I saw Wars in her eye." in the moonlight, 

And her face grew saddened with pain. 
"Oh, why will you quarrel and doubt me? 

I've n*<t rh-wued in the tdU'hteat, my dear! " 
And then she tremulously said that without me 

-'.tux' f"r ber would l*; drear. 
" l'.ut, indee»l. I can't kiss you,™ she pleaded, 

I'm sorry, but don't a*k me, I pray— 
You must know ? "—then a step she receded — 
" I've eaten six onions to-day! " 

— Texas Siftin;}*. 

SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 

The Magnesium Light.— Magnesium, which has more than once been 

abandoned as a source of light, appears aboat to be employed again. A 

Mr. (iraetzel has succeeded in producing pure magnesium by electrolysis, 

and at a price much les* than that at which it has hitherto been sold. So 

I there are serious thought* of using it for lL-hting purposes. The Bremen 

' aluminum and magnesium manufactory that is working the Graetzel 

proce^f has just offered two prizes for m i^nesiutn lamps with clockwork 

IMHMt Five hundred and two hundred marks ($125 and $50) will be 

. awarded to the constructor whose Lamps shall be adjudged the best and 

' Beat practical. The Bremen manufactory reserves to itself the right of 

working the two systems that are rewarded- — La Nature. 

A Tennessee man tin. Is there are 300,000 worthless dogs in that State, 
; which consume food enough, if fed to bogs, to make 30.000,000 pounds of 
I bacon, which would be equal to feeding meat to 100.000 able-bodied men 
a lion year. At ten cents per pound the bacon would be worth $3,000,- 
000, and If in silver would load down ninety-four two-horse wagons, and 
make a wagon train more than half a mite long. Again, the worthless 
core prevent farmers from keeping 2,000,000 sheep, the mutton and wool 
from which would be worth $5,000,000. Including the sheep annually 
killed, the whole expense of keeping the doga of the State amounts to 
the pretty sum of €9,000,000. 

Transporting Natural Gas. — Some one is proposing to liquefy natu- 
ral gas and transport it as a liquid or solid. As natural gas is composed 
r cent.) of marsh jas, which can be liquefied only at a very 
re. the probability of explosions would make its carriage 
-ace in this form rather undesirable. The transportation of natn- 
I water gas, through large mains, can be economically effected 
f<>r any desirable distance without having recourse to so expensive and 
I dangerous a plan as that referred to. 

Refined Sugar by Electricity.— A number of St. Petersburg capi- 
bare combined for the formation of a joint stock company for re- 
fining sugar by the American Friend Electrical pmeess. It is said to be 
bey<>nd doubt that the process will considerably reduce the cost of Russian 
refined su^ar. It is proposed to erect mills for the purpose- in St. 
I Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa and Kieff. 

Spontaneous Combusltlon from Coal-dust.— M. Fayol concludes 

| that t! f atmospheric oxygen by coal-dust usually produces 

iss in temperature to which spontaneous combustion is due. He 

finds that lignite is ignited at the low temperature of 300 degrees, anthra- 

i i-ite at 575 degrees, and other varieties of coal, in powdered form, at 

I intermediate temperatures. 

Electricity has been brought to the aid of the sportsman by the use 

-all lamp for the front sight of a ride, to render it visible in the 

r when from any cause whatever these is insufficient light. The 

minute electric lamp is fixed near the muzzle of the gun and shielded by 

a metallic screen. The current is supplied by a small battery in the stock. 

The Photographic Art. — The Ph i'addpkia Photographer says : 

i Thors, the progressive San Francisco photographer, causes us a pleasant 

surprise two or three times a year by a batch of his work. He is an 

j artist who truly impresses his individuality upon his work. Original 

treatment of toe subject and varied style are his forte, and his pictures 

always cause one to look them over again and again with interest. 



BANKS. 



-Rose Raymond's Wards," a work of fiction from the pen of Mar- 
garet Vandegrift, is an interesting domestic picture, cleverly woven, and 
with just sufficient romance in it to arrest the reader's attention. Por- 
ter & Coates, PhiL, are the publishers, and A. L. Bancroft & Co., agents. 



THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO. 

Capital 13.0O0.000. 

WI. ALTOBD PreMltlent. 

TUOMAH BKOVYV, ttvahler | B. MIRKAV. Jr., A*VI < lubkr 

lam: 

New York, Agency or the Bank of California ; Boston, Tremont National Bank, 
Chicago, Union National Bank ; St Louis, Boatman's Saving Bank ; New Zealand, 
the Bank of New Zealand. Cm. -j- t,deut En London, Messrs. N. M. Rothschild ft 
Son*. Correspondents in India, China, Japan and AuKtr^lia, . 

The Bank has Agencies at Virginia City, and Cor cap n le.ila In all tbo princi- 
pal Mining Districts and Interior T>>wna of the I'acifi Co gt. 

Letters of Credit issued, available In all parts of the world. Draw direct on New 
York, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Denver, Salt Lake, Cincinnati, 
Portland, O., Los Angeles, London, Dublin. Paris, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg. 
Frankfort-on-the-Main, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Christiana, 
Locarno, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Hongkong, Shanghai, Yokohama, Genoa, 
and all cities in Italy and Switzerland. 

THE NEVADA BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Paid-TJp Capital S3.0O0.00O in Gold 

Reserve Fund 1,000,000 " " 

IHrectora: 

JAMES C. FLOOD Prv^i.lent | GEORGE L BRAXDEK .Vicc-Presideot 

K. H FOLLIS. JAMES L. FLiNlD. JOHN W. MAIKAV. 
J AJLE3 S. ANGUS.Secrrtsry and Csshicr GEOl'.iiE OBAJFT Assistant Csihier 

New York itfpncy, 62 Wall Mtreet. 

LONDON CORRESPONDENTS- foion Bulk o( tendon, LimiU-J. May 9. 

SECURITY SAVINGS BANK. 

MAKAMEE CAPITAL, 9300,000 

Officertt—Preftldenl, Jerome Lincoln: Vice-President, W. 
S. JONES; Secretary. S. L ABBOT, Jr.; Attorn,:.!, SIDNEY V. SMITH. 
Lcvns made on "Real Estate and ..trier Approved Securities. 
OFFICE — Ho. 22S Montgomery Street. San Francisco. August it, 

Ohailes Crocker, B. 0. Woolworth, Wm. H. Crocker 

CROCKER, W00LW0RTH & CO., 

BANKERS, 

322 PIXE STREET . .SAX FRASflSCO. 

C tarry on a General Banking Business. Correspondents 
J in the principal cities of the Eastern States and in Europe. June 16. 

THE ANGLO-CALIFORNIAN BANK, LIMITED. 

NX. Cor. Sansome and Pine Streets. 

London Office, 3 Angel Court ; Sew Turk Agents, J. W. Hel- 
igman & Co., 21 Broad street. Authorized Capital Stock, $6,Wu,000. Will re- 
ceive Deposits, open Accounts, make Collections, buy and sell Exchange and Bullion, 
loan Money, and issue Letters of Credit available throughout the world. 



Ladles and gentlemen will find at WiUon's Dining Room?, "So. 114' 
116, IIS and 130 Post street, every delicacy the Market affords, cooked in 
the most artistic style, and served with delightful promptness and cour- 
t«y. 

■ Little Folks," from the presses of Cassell & Co., contains quite a 
bodget of interesting and instructive juvenile reading. It is illustrated, 

L_ Bancroft &. Co. are agents for it. 

A convention of glass men met at Cape May last week. It is con- 
fidently asserted that none of the participants were " broke,** because 
they telegraphed for money to Uncle Harris* Collateral Bank, 15 Dupont 



P. N. LrLiasTHaL, Cashier. 



FRED. F. LOW, ( U — — ™ 
Sept. 13. 



IG>\ STEINHART, 



Genovera is the purest, healthiest and softest sparkling Mineral Table 
Water. 



THE GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

DeobtcheSparand Lethbauk. 3S0.526 California *tr**et, Snu 
Francisco. OmcKa: President, L. OjTTIG. Eoarb or Directors.— L. 
Gottig, Fred Roeding, Chas. Kohler, Edw. Kruse, George H. Bgge rg, N. Van Bergen, 
ign- Stcinhart, A. E. Hecht, O. Schocmann. Secretary, GEO. LETTE ; Attorneys, 
JARBOE * HARRISON May 18. 

LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO BANK, LIMITED. 

Capital. S2.100.000. 

San Francisco Office, 424 California Mtreet: London omee* 
±2 Old Broad street. Portland Branch, 48 First Street. 

Manager AMTMVK SCBITEXJEB. 

Assistant Manager. WILLIAM STEEL. London Bankers— Bank of England and 
London Joint Stock Bank; Mew York, Drexel, Morgan * Co. ; Boston, Third Ba- 
nana! Bank. This Bank is prepared to transact all kinds of General Banking 
and Exchange Business in London and San Francisco, and between said cities 
and all parts of the world. June 9. 

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

Ttald np Capital 81.500.000, Gold. President, Daniel < al- 

f laffhau Vaee-Presfdent, 0E0R6E A. LOW; Cashier, £. D. MORGAN; 
Assistant Cashier, GEO. W. KLINE 

DttKCTO&s.— D. Callaghan, C. G. Hooker, Peter Donahue, James Phelan, James 
M- iBic. N. Van Bergen, James H. Jennings, George A. Low, Geo. C. Boaruman. 

CORRESPONDENTS.— London : Bank of Montreal, No. 9 Birchin Lane, Lom- 
bard street. Dublin : Provincial Bank of Ireland. Hamburg : Hesse, Kenman 
A Co Paris- Hottingner A Co. New York: National Bank of Commerce. Bos- 
ton : BJackstone National Bank- Chicago : First National Bank- This Bankis pre- 
pared to transact a general Banking business. Deposits in Gold, Silver and Currency 
received subject to check or on special deposit. Exchange for sale on the principal 
cities of the United States, Great Britain, Ireland and the Continent- Commeraa 
Credits issued available in Europe, Chixa and Japan. Collections a ttended to and 
prompt returns made at the lowest market rates of Exchange. June is. 

BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. 

Incorporated by Boral Charter — Capital paid Dp, 81,730.. 
OW iith power toincrei to*10.000,000. Beserre Fond. (325,000. Sofflhe** 
comer 'California mnd SM»me streets. He»d Office— 28 CornhiU, London. 
Branches— PortUnd. Oregon: Yictora ad Sew Westciinser, Britiab Colombo. 

- :. i .- -- ... •-.-..;.-.■ --_- :■•--- .- ■ -*- . -'■"-"• - "--." 

md SpeebU Deposit» reoetTed. CommereW Credita granted »rail»ble in ^1 f*r& ot 

....... ^ ._. _:. .. :■_ - ■_.-. ' . - ::-.-. . -" : 

Draws directu current rates opon its He»d Office snd Branches, mndnpon its Agents 

"wewTori, Clucsfo snd Cansds— Bsnk of Montreal ; Liverpool— Sorth snd Sooth 
wi« Bsni-3co5snd— British Linen CompsnT ; Ireland— Bulk of Ireland ; Mei- 
ko snd SotOhAnserics— London Bsnk of Mexico snd South America ; Corns sad 

; - - ■- ■•:...:.■:. ■ ■ -- ■ -- -■ - -:--.-■■--.■--:■■ -:--:-■■ 

—Bank of Anstrsbsis, Commerdal Bsnkme Compsnj of Sydney. Enehsh, Scottish 
xndAostralisn Chartered Bank; Demersra and Trinidad (West Inches )-Coloinsl 

Hsok. i ^ t - 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 

*' Wo Obey no Wand but PleasttreW—Tom Movre. 

Some Improvement is to be noted in the spectacular features of the 
Kiralfy Tour Around the World. But the show still remains, in a general 
way, one which it is hard to believe is under the management of the same 
persons who gave us Excelsior. The Black Crook is the next thing the 
Kiralfys are to put on the stage, and for this revival there is promised 
great splendor of stage setting. Both scenery and costumes are to be 
new, for which let us be thankful. Tbe principal feature of what little 
ballet there is in the Tour, is the youth and accompanying good looks of 
the secnndas. All of the eight are pretty. Among the coryphees there 
are also several bright faces and trim figures. This fact, it must be con- 
ceded, is an agreeable and decidedly refreshing novelty. The popular 
love for spectacular entertainments is strong, but it is not discriminating, 
or else managers with the fame of the Kiralfys would be compelled to live 
up to tbe standard which they themselves have set. * ThtMignani troupe 
furnish such amusement that one yearns to bear more of their burlesque 
music. 

* * # # # 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, as the company at the Baldwin realize it, 
ought to be witnessed by every one. If the spirit of the fanciful com- 
edy is not well preserved in its entirety, there is much in tbe acting and 
mounting that is interesting. Considering the difficulties attached to such 
a dramatic production, and that the talent that could be utilized was 
hardly of a nature congenial to tbe work to be done, the management de- 
serve praise for the result. Next Monday Wife and Child, a domestic 
drama, is to be played. 

# # * # * 

If Miss Hawthorne had as much dramatic discernment as she has con- 
scientiousness, she might become an actress of merit. But she nas the 
wrong idea of acting, and the fact that she develops this wrong idea with 
force and consistency makes it all tbe worse. Her school, if school it is — is 
one of exaggeration. Her repose is as exaggerated as is her emotion. 
Her calm is as unnatural and artificial as is her vehemence. Her very 
assumption of naturalness is so emphasized that it loses all its merit. 
Acting is simulation of character, and not a succession of disconnected 
bits of stage effects. Miss Hawthorne's Miss Multon is not one and the 
same woman throughout the play. The same physical being is before us, 
but that is all. The Miss Multon of the first act and the one of the 
last act are different women in everything but appearance. Granting 
that the different "points" are forcibly made, and that they elicit ap- 
plause, what is their artistic quality if they are not illustrative of the 
phases of character of one being ? Miss Hawthorne, if she is as ambi- 
tious as she is represented to be, should, in a dramatic sense, reform. She 
should abandon the style of acting which Bhe has adopted. It is a vicious 
one. She should turn her intelligence to the study of a legitimate school, 
and the time may then come when her acting will call for genuine praise. 

* * * « * 

Miss Hawthorne's troupe is composed of ambitious people, whose 
dramatic aspirations deserve encouragement. Among them is Miss Henrie 
Bascom, who is well known in this city. A marked progress in her act- 
ing is to be noted. 

* * # # * 

In the face of the strong competition of the minor variety halls, 
Leavitt's Specialty Company attracts good audiences. The Martells ap- 
pear in evening dress for their acrobatics. This is a clever stage trick. 
Tbe unusual attire makes their feats appear all the more difficult and dar- 
ing. It is a neat play on the audience's imagination. Kennette's trapeze bal- 
ancing act is sufficiently blood-curdliug to be a big sensation. Next week 
the theatre will be given up to the notorious Alvin Joslin and his big 
diamonds. 

* #■*#* 

The interlocutor and end-man " business," as carried out by Frillman 
and Reed, is the best of its kind. There is a refreshing absence of any- 
thing studied or pre-arranged in their talk. Their jokes may be old and 
hackneyed, but they work them up with such zest, and give to them such 
an elaboration of to-day's gags, that they become almost new. The min- 
strel troupe, as now constituted, is a strong one. 

* # * * * 
Falka, the operetta the Tivoli is going to give its patrons as a New 

Year's gift, has been a decided successln the East. It is picturesque in 
every respect. 

*■***» 

Be Vivo sends New Year greetings to his many friends from Omaha. 
He has left the Nevada Company, but retains an interest in the affair, 
which he Bays has been very successful. He returns here as manager of 
Salvini. 

***** 

"The Gold-Plated Hod," a clever song of the popular type, by our 
friend, W. T. Barton, has been published and is for sale. The composer 
modestly conceals his name under that of Willard Thompson. 

* # * * c * 

Janiah, who is to appear here in the Spring, has a new play to take the 
place of Anselma, which she is now legally enjoined from playing. 

It is with pleasure that I record the great success East, of Caroline 
Zeiss-Dennis. This admirable singer, whose Azucena rankB above any 
with which the San Francisco public is acquainted, was deliberately 
ignored here. Her voice, with its compass, volumo and flexibility, was 
hut rarely heard in our concert halls, to our artistic loss. It is a matter 
of pride that in this column this artist's work was always referred to in 
terms of praise and admiration. 

* * * * * 

Manager Hayman has gone away. Sincere wishes from all theatre- 
goers accompany him. He has always kept his promises to the public, 
and has always aimed to make his theatre a metropolitan one in every 
respect. He has been an important factor in elevating theatre-going to 
a social event, and has created for hi* theatre a clientele of re6ned peo- 
ple. During his absence genial Bob Eberle will manage his theatre. 

Beauclerc. 



The Beethoven Quintette Club has arranged a very popular pro- 
gramme for itB concert on the 15th, at Irving Hall. It includes a march 
by Haydn ; " Adagio," from No. 15, by Mozart; "Moments Musical," 
bv Schubert ; *' Husarenritt," by Spindler, for the string quartette. Miss 
Nora Connell will sing an aria from " The Huguenots," by Meyerbeer, 
and "Das Hardekind," by Schaffer. Miss Estelle Hanchette will play 
with the string quartette twice — in the " Zigeuner Musick," by H. 
Mohr, and the " Adagio " and scherzo from Op. 70, Jadassohn. She will 
also play Liszt's most brilliant " Polonaise," and, with Mr. Otto Blank- 
hart, will play a duo from " Tannhauser," by Raff. The club will be as- 
sisted by Mr. B. Schlotz, of Gray's music store. 

A magnificent programme is being arranged for the farewell benefit 
which is to be given Miss Grace Hawthorne at the Alcazar on Sunday 
evening. McKee Rankin, Geo. Wessels, Miss Agnes Thomas and other 
prominent professionals who are at present disengaged have volunteered 
their services, and every theater in the city will be represented. Miss 
Hawthorne will appear in three widely different characters— " Galatea," 
" Adrienne Lecouvreur " and "Nancy Sykes." 

BALDWIN THEATRE. 

AL. HAYMAN Lessee and Manager 

Regular Matinee To-Day. 

Fashionable and Enthusiastic Houses! Last Four Nights of Shakespeare's Fairy 
Comedy! "A finished production."— Chronicle. "Interpreted bvgoud actors." - 
Call. "Magnificent in every way."— Alta. "A glimpse of fairy land."— Betsy B. 
"Should be seen bv all."— Nnwa Lbtter. "A great performance."— Post RAN- 
KIN'S CALIFORNIA THEATRE CO. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM! Men- 
delssohn Music. Additional numbers arranged by Edtrar S. Kelley. Grand Scen- 
ery, Costumes and Effects! 

Next Monday— WIFE AND CHILD. A Powerful, New Society Play by McKee 
Rankin and Fred. G. Maeder. Seats now on sale. Popular Prices— 26c, 50c, 75c 
and $1. No higher: j an , •>. 

CALIFORNIA THEATRE.-To-Night. 

RANKIN & CO Proprietors | E. D. PRICE Manager 

Remarkable Success of the KIRALFY BROS" Great Ccmbination, Under the Man- 
agement of Mr. Al. Hayman, in the Brilliant Spectacular Production, 

AROUND THE 'WORLD IN 80 DAYS! 

Europe's Greatest Star Premiere Danseuse, Mile de Rosa. Premiere Danseuse» 
from Theatre Royal, Brussels, Mile. Astegiano. The Great Grotesque Dancer of the 
Age, Mons. Arnold. The Kiralfy Bros' Famous Corps of Danseuses. The Cele- 
brated Mignani Troupe, the Parisian Musical Street Pavers. The Live African Ele- 
phant, El Mahdi. Every Evening, including Sunday, at 8 p. m. Matinee Saturday, 
at 2 p. m . Secure your seats and avoid the rush. j an . 2. 

BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. LEA VITT. .. Lessee and Proprietor | C. P. HALL Manager 

A Happy New Year to Everybody! Another Great Holiday Entertainment! 

Positiveiy the Last Week of 

M. B. LEAVITT'S EUROPEAN SPECIALTY CO. I 

Last Performance! Matinee Saturday. Popular prices. 
Saturday Evening, Jan. 2d, 1886— Charles L. Davis" Alvin Joslin Comedy Conipan v. 
Seats now on sale. Jan. 2.' 

STANDARD THEATRE. 

CORNELIUS & McBRIDE Lessees and Proprietors 

CHAS. W. CORNELIUS : Manager 

CHARLIE HEED'S MINSTRELS! 

To-Night and Every Evening. A Great Bill! Double First Part. 4— End Men -4. 
George W. Turner, Comedian. The Big Four— Reed, Dougherty, Biri-h Bray 
The Funny Finale! REKT-VOUR-AUNT! Wilson and Cameron in "Crazy- 
isms." The Great Burlesque Artist, Gu9. Mills'in New Songs. Charlie Reed's 
Holiday Travesty, KNEW YEAR'S KALLS! 
Saturday, Jan. 2d — Fourth Conundrum Matinee. None about Charlie Reed. 

Any other subject. 

Evening— 75 and 50c. ORIGINAL POPULAR PRICES. Matinee -50 and 25c. 

TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE. 

Eddy Street, Near Market KRELING BROS., Proprietors and Managers 

POSITIVELY LAST NIGHTS OF THE 

THREE BLACK CLOAKS! 

The Moat Comic of All Operettas. 

Monday Evening, Jan. 4th, 18S6— Grand Production of FALKA! Comic Opera, in 3 

Acts, by Chassaigne. 

Popular Prices— 25 and 50c. Jan. 2. 

THE GREAT BILLIARD HANDICAP 

BETWEEN 

ALOWZO H. MORRIS 500 Points) 

BEN. t\ SAYLOR 350 Points } 8-Inch Balk Line. 

J. F. B. McCLEERY 300 Points) 

Piatt's Hall, January 4th. 5th and 6th. 

§1,000 and Entire Gate Money to the Winner; second player saves entrance money, 
$250. Entire balcony reserved for ladies and escorts. Admission, 50c; Re-erved, 
75c; Boxes for 4, one night, $i; Boxes for 4, season, $8. Practice Games day and 
eveuiug at Laska/s Billiard Parlor, where seats can be secured. Jan. 2. 

WOODWARD'S GARDENS. 

1835 Happy New Year! 1886. Saturday, Jan. 2d -Last Production of THE 

MIKADO! Sunday, Jan. 3d-M. B. LEAVITT'S GRAND SPECIALTY CO.! 
Greatest and Most Expensive Specialty Company on Earth ! 
Notwithstanding, our prices will remain the same —Admission, 25 and 10 cents. 

Performance rain or shine. Jan. 2. 

PANORAMA ! 

THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 

By J. EERTRAND and L. SERGENT, 
Cor. of Eddyand Mason Sts. Open Bally from 9 A.M. to 11 F. BE. 



Jan. -', 188C. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



Ttao came of billiards U having a boom juet now— the Olympic l Hub 
has a l«mroameut mu bitDil, and no has toft XOHMK Uan'l HobrdW Olob. 
Th«ae amateur cod tests will tend bo whet the public appetite (or the pro- 

.1 match wbiofa «»i>fua in Halt's Hall cu Monday night, when 
Mi-rriH, Baylor and Mcl'reery will oompata for the $1,000 purse. Tho 
mfeoh u BOO points, mid u Hani* givoi eaofa "f bi* opponents a liberal 

i\>, lh« result is uot easy to i D practice, butti ttorria and 

Savior have been doinc brilliant work of lute. The match will undoubt- 
edly Ik* an exciting ana interesting one.—— The Ualk Line game just con- 
cluded in the Kant was not a financial success, so far as the gate-money 
was represented. The impression that the result was fixed kept a 
great many lovers of the sport away. Schaefer, who was the favorite in 
the jmmiIs, won by 800 to uT»2, made by Slosson. The winners best run 

\ and his average 29 L6 28. Vignaol was left, badly left, if all 
reports to hand are reliable. Two years ago it was Vignaux, Slosson 

tutelar; oow, the order is reversed, but the public do not Beem to 

appreciate the change. 

• « • * « 

This year should be another lively one for New York yachtsmen. The 
owner ol Jrex has offered to enter his famous cutter for the America's Cup. 
The conditions have not been received yet. Irex is the fastest cutter in 
Knglish waters, and is the same tonnage as the Genesta. Should Mr. 
Webb bring over Galatea, the pair will doubtless test the keel or center- 
board build pretty thoroughly.— — Miranda, a fast English schooner, has 

| been purchased by an American yachtsman. Should she do as well in 
Rasters as in English waters, her new owner will have no cause to regret 

! Ins purchase.— Cbispa has our inland seas all to herself, but her owner 
i,-> .is well satisfied with Winter cruising as in former years. 'The coining 
naaoD is an every day topic amongst local yachtsmen ; there will be more 
lhan oue attempt to arrange open races, both for large and small yachts. 
—The midsummer cruise of the Pacific Club is thus early attracting at- 
tention. We understand that the most untiring of Commodores has a 
pleasant surprise for the members, to come off during the Fourth of July 
holidays. 

• • * * # 

The sword and bayonet contest between Ross and Ferguson was won 
by the former on Sunday. The one, two, three order of making points 
by each man was continued until the ninth bout, when Ferguson's finger 
was damaged by Ross 1 sword, and the contest ended. Blood was really 
spilled in the affray, and the crowd, of course, highly delighted. 

* * • * * 

The Bay City Wheelmen have elected officers for the present year. 
The club will have a road race when the roads are fit for that sort of a 
contest. During the present month they will have an evening entertain- 
ment in the Olympian Kink. The programme will include bicycling, 

skating and dancing. 

• # « * # 

The Bculling match between Growney and Watlrius, on Chriatmas Day, 
was shorn of all interest. The water was so rough that when Watkins 
had rowed half a mile bis boat filled with water, and he lost all chance 
of winning the race, and ran some risk of losing his life. Fortunately 
he was rescued. Growney rowed over the course and won the stakes. 
We expect another match between the men will be made. 

* * » * * 

Both the Haverly and Star Nines played a hard-hitting game on Sun- 
day. The Stars opened with two runs, and added one eaoh in the fifth 
and sixth innings, and a double one in the seventh, and one each in eighth 
and ninth — eight runs. The Haverlys made singles in the second, fourth 
and fifth, but hit Mullee for six in the last attempt, winning the match 
by nine to eight. They all made runs but Han lie. Donohoe made a 
home run for the Haverlys, and De Pangher did like service for the Stars. 
The games for the Winter series stand: Pioneers two won, Haverlys 
one, Stars none. 

« * # # * 

Christmas week was the dullest of the year in sporting matters. The 
Olympic Club's sports were postponed on account of the weather, and 
the Waterloo meeting of the Pacific Coursing Club for the Bame reason. 
Hunters generally remained at home, and the attractions offered to 
anglers were not sufficient to tempt many from the Christmas turkey. 
The fine weather may brighten things up a good deal, but indoor plea- 
sures have the call most decidedly for the present. 

# # # # 

Items published in Eastern sporting papers indicate that a series of 
races will be run between George and Meyers. Should these races come 
otf it will put an end to the American champion's amateur days.— 
Malone, the Australian sprinter, is willing to run Hutchens, the cham- 
pion of the world, either in England or Australia, if the stakes are large 
enough. 

Mr. J. B. Haggin has made another fine addition to his racing stable, 
ten weanlings from the Walnut Hill Btud farm, Kentucky. They are all 
fashionably bred, including such sires as Glenelg, King Ban, Endorser 
and Longfellow. The brilliant success he had with Tyrant last year war- 
rants him in making further additions. In a few years we hope to Bee 
Bome of Sir Modreds colts carrying Mr. Haggins' colors first under the 
wire. This fine race-horse is one of the best performers that ever ap- 
peared upon the Australian turf, and his present owner deserves every 
success for his enterprise in being the first to introduce Australian blood 
on American race-courses. 

The quarter-back of the Yale football team is Beecher. His father 
must be as passionately devoted to the sport as his son, for at the opening 
of the season he promised the quarter-back $25 for each touch-down he 
scored during the season. Just before Christmas Beecher, younger, 
banded to his parent the list, sixteen, and the father at once wrote out a 
check for §400. This is a new way of making football profitable. The 
youngster must have but one regret — that the football season is so short. 
Pay at the rate of $200 a month for the most honored position in a foot- 
ball team would be a splendid income if the game would last all through 
the year. 



COUNTRY REAL ESTATE. 

Tho market is very quiet, but healthy, with a ilhrht tendency to- 
ward stinVr prices. Tl itlook is very proniisiiik'. ttortgagsi |n tha 

bay ooontiafl itand in a ratio of about s percent, to the assessed rataatlon, 
and. while mortgages are assessed at face value, it is a well-known fact 
that property assessments and what the owners* will Hell for are oftvn 

widely apart; Id point of fact, it is safe to estimate the mortgagee "<■ ■> 
percent, of the actual cost value of the property. This is certainly a 
healthy showing. 

In this connection, however, tho attention of the business men of San 
Francisco should be c. died to ji matter which is to them of vital Import' 
ance. While Los Angeles is getting tourists and immigrants by the 
thousand, but very few come this way. Why is this? The explanation 
is very simple. While Los Angeles business men have been spending 
thousands of dollars in judicious advertising, San Francisco business men 
have heen quietly sitting by nud doing nothing. Now, we claim that the bay 
counties —notably Santa Clara, Sonoma and Napa-are infinitely more 
attractive, either for speculators or immigrants, than Los Angeles. Citrus 
fruits can be successfully raised in the bay counties— take, for instance, 
the vicinity of Los Gatos, and also of Sonoma City, in Solano county, and 
many other places— as well as in the southern counties. The business men 
of this city should awake to the fact that a large measure of their future 
prosperity is bound up in the prosperity of the bay counties. But it should 
also be borue in mind that whatever competing lines may take away of 
trade of the north or of the south, San Francisco is bound to do the busi- 
ness of the bay counties. That trade is safe, but organized efforts should 
be made to bring the stranger and his trade this way. It should be re- 
membered that while people in the East and in Europe have the ad- 
vantages of Los Angeles thrust before them, this part of the State is by 
them supposed to be a vast grain-field or stock range— a good enough 
country in its way, but then, you know, scarcely the place one wants to 
settle in. Outside of real estate circles very little, if any, advertising 
has been done for this part of the State, and only about five perceutum 
of the immigrants which have come to this State for a long time past 
have located in the bay counties. 

Special Notice. — Our customers and the public are respectfully asked 
to take special notice of our advertisements in to-morrow's and subse- 
quent daily morning and evening papers, as they will contain certain an- 
nouncements of the greatest interest to all. 

Respectfully, O'Connor, Moffatt & Co., 

Ill, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 Post St., and 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 Morton St. 



De Haven's Dyspepsia Destroyer is the greatest boon ever offered 
to a suffering world. It is a sure cure for all impairments of the digestive 
organs. 

The Ocean View House is supplied with the best of everything in 

the way of refreshments. Call there. 

OCEAN VIEW HOUSE. 

THE GRANDEST O F OT TR CITY RESORTS. 

Having recently been purchased by the present proprietors of the Cliff House, 
LOUIS F. HOLTZ aed GEO. E. SHELDON, is now under their direction and 
management. 

The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. Sept. 12. 

GOLD, SILVER AND NICKEL PLATING. 

Every Description of Work Plated at the 

San Francisco Plating "Works, 

653 ami 655 Mission Street, Sau Francisco, Cftl. 

Doc. 5.] E. G. DENNISTON, Proprietor. 

JOHN J. McGRATH 

(Sucokbbor to EDWARD McGRATH), 

MARBLE WORKS 

035 Market, Street, Opposite Masou. 

S3T Monuments, Headstones, Tombs, Mantels, Grates Tiling, 
Statuary, Vases, etc. 
Direct Importer of Foreign and American Marbles and Granites. July 18. 

MELVILLE ATTWOOD, F. G. S., 

CONSULTING MINING ENGINEER, 

402 Montgomery Street, Boon 20, San Francisco. 

Address (or Letters to Private Residence— Saucelito, Maria Co., Cal. [Nov. 21. 

ZEITSKA INSTITUTE, 

922 POST STREET. 

Freucb, German and English Boardlner and Day School for 
Younj; Ladies and Children, with KINDERGARTEN. 
Term commences October 0th, 1885. MME. B. ZEITSKA, A. M., 
[Oct. 10. ] Principal. 

ANTI-COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION, 

923 Market Street, 

EXTRACTS TEETH WITH GAS FOB 76 0BN18. 



Open Evenings. REA, Dentist. 



Sept. 19 



COKE CHEAPEST FUEL. 

Redaction in Price : Wholesale Price, 50 cents per barrel i 
Retail Price, 00 cents per barrel, at the works of the SAN FRANCISCO GAS- 
LIGHT COMPANY, Howard and First streets, and foot of Second at. Jan. 12. 



SAN" FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER, AND 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND DRVIL. 

[ By a Truthful Penman. ] 

An official notification from the Danish Ministry of Marine announ- 
ces that Denmark is poorer by the loss of an island and of an interesting 
natural object. South of the island Suderoe, one of the Faroe group, a 
mighty cliff rose sheer out of the sea to a bight of from SO to 100 feet. 
Looked at sidewise from a distance at sea, it resembles a great ship in 
full sail ; but seen from Suderoe, it presents the appearance of a monk, 
whence it received from the Faroese the name of Munken. The Monk 
was not merely a picturesque object, it was also a valuable land-mark for 
sailors, warning them against a dangerous whirlpool which swept around 
its base. But it is now only a thing of the past. Last year a portion of the 
cliff fell down, and this year all that remained was broken off just below 
the water-line, leaving iu its place a dangerous reef, which is covered even 
at low water. Fortunately, it was uninhabited, and so no lives were lost. 

A penniless Arab from Jerusalem walked from Augusta to Atlanta 
with a railroad pass in his pocket. He could not speak English, and 
though the pass was a passport which allowed him to move along unmo- 
lested by the state officials. He is en route to New Orleans, where he 
hopes to meet fellow countrymen who will send him back to Jerusalem. 
—[Savannah News. The story is a good one, though riding passes are 
seldom furnished penniless Arabs from Jerusalem. They are reserved 
for statesmen who also ride deadhead, draw mileage for it and blast mo- 
nopolies. — New Orleans Picayune. 

The French Academy of Science has been furnished with some start- 
ling facts as regards the production of so-called brandy. Out of more 
than fifty million gallons of alcohol distilled annually, not quite half a 
million gallons, according to M. Girard, of the Paris Municipal Labora- 
tory, were distilled from the grape. The great portion of spirit is got 
from grain, winch, if suffic'ently rectified, is not unwholesome, but this be- 
ing very rarely done, the Bpirit is bad. The other sources from which al- 
cohol is distilled are apples, pears, potatoes and beet-root, all of which 
contain poisons of various kinds. 

An American gentleman, who has been spending the season in Lon- 
don, says that Mrs. Mackay gave a series of dinner-parties which were 
noted as among the most elegant and tasteful entertainments of the hour. 
One of them was afterwards designated as the rose dinner. The table 
was transformed into a bed of roses, with juBt margin enough left for the 
plates and glasses of the guests. The flowers were all half-blown and of 
delicate pale pink. Light was supplied by wax candles placed in large 
silver candelbra, each candle rising out of the heart of a rose. The menus 
were printed upon pale-pink satin. 

The way smuggling is carried on in Canada is indicated by an ad- 
vertisement in several Dominion papers offering for sale a farm in the 
Province of Quebec, near the American border, accompanied by this 
statement : "The stand is well known to the Americans, and all kinds 
of goods, such as liquor, butter, horses, grain, hay, etc., find an easy 
channel into the States at all times. A good active business man can 
clear his $100 a day, or night, besides making on an average S10.000 a 
year of net profits." 

An unfortunate woman was run over by an omnibus in the Paris 
streets and was carried to a chemist's shop, where she expired in a few 
minutes, A charitable bystander, who had gone for a doctor, presently 
arrived with the man of science. "Ah, doctor!" said the apothecary, 
" she is deadl What a pity you did not come sooner! " " She is dead! " 
returned the doctor ; " what more could I have done? " 

The largest vine In the world i3 said to be one growing at Oys (Por- 
tugal), which haB been in bearing since 1802. Its maximum yield was 
in 1864, in which year it produced a sufficient quantity of grapeB to make 
165 gallons of wine ; in 1874, 146J gallons ; and in 1884 only 79£ gallons. 
It covers an area of 5,315 square feet, and the stem at the base measures 
6£ feet in circumference. 

The Shetland herring fishery han been very successful during the 
season which has just closed. No fewer than 330,000 barrels have been 
exported, and the market value of the total cure is estimated at §2,100,- 
000. Upwards of 10,000 people have been engaged in the industry during 
the autumn. 

A pulley, thirty-four feet in diameter and weighing eighty-three tonB, 
has just been made in England. It has groovea for thirty-two ropes, 
which, together will transmit 1,280 horse-power, and the rim will have a 
velocity of more than a mile in a minute. 

It Is said that the young Empress of China is very modern and Euro- 
pean in her ideas, astonishing the natives by adopting the English style, 
and also by fortifying her body by muscular exercises. Boxing is one of 
the arts of her Majesty's predilection. 

It Is said, on respectable authority, that more than half a million 
poundB of willow leaf were shipped from Shanghai last year as green tea 
—a large portion of it coming to America. 

In Great Britain the total number of cattle, sheep and swine is, in 
1885, 44,641,588, divided as follows : Swine, 3,686,628 ; cattle, 10,868,- 
760;Bheep, 30,086,200. 

The potato, introduced in England in 1600, was first eaten as a 
sweetmeat, stewed in sack wine and BUgar. 

LOVELY ANTIQUE SIDEBOARDS. 
There Is an immense variety of sideboards at the California Furna- 
ture Company, No. 220 to 226 Bush street. One in particular, of an an- 
tique design, on the doors are oval medallions, the feet are in the shape 
of claws, the top surmounted by grotesque heads. There is a peculiar 
twisted carving-work about it, the whole gracefully set off with burn- 
ished brass trimmings. 



Now is the time to send Gold Spectacles home, 
ler, optician, 135 Montgomery street. 



Xmas gift. C. Mul- 



Rakoczy Bitter Water unequaled in diseases of the digestive organs 
and habitual costiveneBB. 



INSURANCE. 



ANGLO-NEVADA 

ASSURANCE CORPORATION 

OF SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA. 

Fire and Marine. 

SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL $3,000,000 

OFFICE -410 PINE STREET. 



LOUIS SLOSS, 
J. B. HAGGIN, 
J. ROSENFELD, 
J. L. FLOOD, 



DMECTOXS: 

0. L. BRANDER, 

1. W. MACKAY, 
W. F. WH1TTIKR, 

III. El. hi Kb, 



E. L. GRIFFITH, 
J. GKEENEBAUM, 
W.GREER HARRISON. 



This corporation is now prepared to receive applications for Fire and Marine Insurance. 

W. GREER HARRISON..Prcst. and Mg'r | C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President | J. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers—The Nevada Bank of San Francisco. Dec. 6. 

HUTCHINSON & MANN 

Fire and Marine Insurance Agency, 

Nos. 322 and 324 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Capital Represented $27,000,000. 

E. P. PABNSWOBTB, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

THE FIRE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF LONDON. 

W. I. CBALUEBS, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

TRANSATLANTIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 

OF HAMBURG. 

Capital $1,500,000 00 I Assets Jan.1.1 5.31.037,305 64 

Surplus 192,968 24 I Invested in the U.S. 486,458 37 

GEO. MARCUS & CO., 
232 California Street San Francisco, Cal., 

GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES 
[Nov. 7.] And Territories West of the Rocky Mountains. 

UNIVERSAL ACCIDENT INDEMNITY CO. OF CALIFORNIA. 

CAPITAL, $100,000. 
HOME OFFICE-423 California Street, San Francisco. 

INSURES AGAINST ACCIDENTS OF ALL KINDS, 

AND 

OFFERS LOWEST RATES, ABSOLUTE SECURITY AND 
PROMPT PAYMENT OF ALL LOSSES. [Oct. 31. 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY 

(Limited) of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

CAPITAZ SUBSCRIBED $10,000,000 

Capital Paid Up l,0O0,000 

Beserve Fund (in addition to capital) 1,875,000 

To'al Assets June 30, 1SS3 6,233,713 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 

[Sept. 5.1 410 Pine Street, San Francisco. 

A JOINT POLICY ISSUED BY THE FOUR COMPANIES. 

Imperial Fire Insurance Co , of London Instituted 1803 

London Assurance Corporation, of London 

Established by Royal Charter 1720. 

Northern Assurance Corporation, of London.. ..Established 1836. 
Queen Insurance Company, of Liverpool Established 1857. 

KOBJSRT DICKSON, Manager. 

S.E. Cor. California and Montgomery Sts.. Safe Deposit Building. 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

Capital, 820,000,000- 
Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

Capital, 81O,0O0.OO0- 

W J. CALLINOHAM A CO., General Agents, 

213-215 Sansonie Street 
R. H. SAl ilVTON, manager City Department. 

BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

C Capital 95,000,000.— Agents: Balfour, Guthrie A Co., So, 
/ 816 California street, San Francisco. Nov. 18. 

HUMBOLDT SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, 

NO. 18 GEARY STREET SAN FRANCISCO 

Incorporated November 24, 1S69. Adolph C. Weber, Presi- 
dent. ERNST BRAND, Secretary. Loans at Low Rates. Oct. 3. 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISKK. 



TBI YOUNO GIRL FROM THE COUNTRY. 



She had come up from the country, 
rhi.i young iniii'l of runtie mion, 
Ami bv pnweoco at the party 
Wan the oddest ever aeon. 

She'd a drew of pink and yellow, 

And her hair wan plastered down, 
While her shoes were black cloth gaitora. 

And her gloves— ^reou stitched with brown. 

Yet, for all that, she was pretty— 

Of that fact there was do doubt, 
For her cheeks had downey dimples 

And her red lips a sweet pout. 

She stood up there in the corner 

01 the cold and draughty hall, 
And she blushed when she was looked at, 

Or hid in behind the wall. 

At last one city fellow, 

A young dude, with airs from France, 
Thought he'd have some fine fun with her 

If he'd ask her out to dance. 
So he sauntered up beside her, 

Thinking he'd her heart enmesh, 
And whispered, " Darling! " She blushed red, 

Then answered, " You're too fresh." 

He laughed, and thought 'twas but her fun, 

So tried some silly talk; 
She blushed again, and quick replied, 

*' You'd better take a walk." 

He staggered back just like a man 

Of consciousness bereft, 
While she added, " It's a cold day 

When this hairpin here gets left." 

This last remark near vanquished him, 

Though he tried bard not to let it; 
But the next words that she uttered 

Ended plainly with, " Forget it." 

He looked at her reproachfully, 

With sad eyes dim and hazy; 
She answered, blushing 'neath his gaze, 

"I tell you I'm a daisy," 

He thought, then, if he'd angry look 

Twnuld further shafts prevent, 
She moiled at his harsh frown, and said : 

"I don't scare worth a cent." 

Then he held his hand out to her, 

Saying : " Pray, dear, end this strife." 

"What, quit?" she aaid, "not much I won't, 
You bet your dear sweet life." 

By this time crowds of people 

Stood with curious ear.-) about, 
And listened while she added ; " Come, 

Skedaddle 1 Skip ! Slide out ! " 

" And so the dude, with rueful look, 
His little game thus nipped, 
And wishing he'd not played the fool, 
Incontinently "skipped." 

Now this should a good moral point, 

And a wholesome warning be 
To giddy dudes, who think they can 

With country girls make free. 

'Cause if they do they'll find they're wrong, 

They'll meet more than their match, 
And, like this dude who mashing tried, 
A tartar they will catch. 
San Francisco, January 2, 188G. 

WALTER BAKER & GO'S 

CHOCOLATE! 

Has Received 

More Prizes and Premi- 
ums than any Brand in 
the World! 

May 16. 

AMERICAN EXCHANGE HOTEL, 

SANSOME STREET, COB. HALLECK, SAN FRANCISCO. 

This hotel Is In the very center of the business portion of the 
city, and has ben renovated and newly furnished throughout. The traveling 
public will find this to bo the most convcnieut, as well as the must comfortable and 
respectable hotel in the city. TABLE FIRST CLASS. Board and Room— $1, 1 25 
and $1 60 per day; nice Single Rooms, per night, 50 cents. Hot and Cold Baths, 
free. Free Coach to and from tho hotel. MONTGOMERY BROS., 

[Nov. 21. J Proprietors. 

WANTED— An active Man or Woman in every county to sell our Goods. 
Salary 375 per Month and Expenses. Canvassing outfit and Particulars 
prkk. Standard Silver-ware Co., Boston, Mass. Oct. 24. 



INSURANCE. 



UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 410 CALIFORNIA NTKF.F.T. 

(C A L 1 I'll R N I A LLOYDS) 

Capital 9730,000 I Assets Over 81,0110,000 

The Leading Fixe and Marine Insurance Oo. of California. 
Offittru 

OLSTAVK TOUCHARU ProaldoDtl N. KITTLE 

JAS. D. BAILEY, Sot-rotary. 






COMPANY 



THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE 

• ESTABLISHED 1871. 

FIBK AND MAKINE. 
Principal Office 218 and 220 Saiixoine street, 



San .Francisco, California. 



A. J 



BRYANT, CHAS. H. CUSIIINU, RICHARD IVKKS, 

Presitlont. Secretary. Yioc-1'nniilont. 

Board of J>ireotora— Petor Donahue, Jas. Irvine, t:. D. O'Sullivan, R. Harrison, 

H. H. Wutson, II. Dlmond.Q. o. McMnllln, A J. Bryant, Fisher Amos, C. F. Buckley, 

D. Catlaghan, M. Mayblum, Richard I vers, L. Cunningham, 11. W. Scale. [Sept, £0. 

THE SWISS MARINE INS. COMPANIES COMBINED. 

Swltzerlaiitl.ol Zurich, Capital 5,000,000 train*; Blvlvotla, 
of St. Gall, Capital 10,l)0l>,000 francs ; Baloisu, of liaslo, Capital 5,000,000 Erauoa 
Those three Companies arc liable jointly and severally fur all loaaefl that may bo sus- 
ained. Losses made payahlo in all the principal seaports of the world. In the set- 
tlement of all claims under an English policy, these Companies willHtrictty adhere to 
the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds, and submit to English jurisdiction, 
June 9. HARRY W. SYZ, Atfent, 410 California st., 3. P. 



NATIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANY OF IRELAND. 

ATLAS ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
General Agents for the Pacific Coast. 

Office— 309 Sausoiue street, San Francisco. 

PHffNIX ASSURANCE COMPANY 

Of London, England, Estab'd 1782.— Cash Assets, $5,266,372.35 

BRITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE COMPANY 

Of Toronto, Canada, Estab'd 1833.— Cash Assets, $1,343,908.54 

WESTERN ASSURANCE COMPANY 

Of Toronto, Canada, Estab'd 1851— Cash Assets, $1,357,326 39 

BUTLER A- H ALDAN, 

General Agents for Paoitlc Coast, 

405 California Street San Francisco. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 

OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital $9,260,000 

Cash Assets 2,764,875 

Cash Assets in United States. 1,398,646 

BALFOUR, OCT 1RIE & CO., General Agents, 
March 20. 316 California Street, San Francisco. 

HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, OF CALIFORNIA. 

Organized 1864. 
Principal Offloe 216 Sansome street. 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin) fg2°?°2 °2 

Reinsurance Reserve $^75,lo7 07 

Assets January I, 1885 $850,653 22 I Premiums,sinccorgaiiizat'ii.85,02l,7M).5t> 

Surplus for policy holders 8825,00:1.68 Losses, since organization. .82,118,801 si 

NetSurplus(ovorevorything).S250,806.Bl | Income, 1884 *48*,61«.1S 

OFFICERS: 

J F HOUGHTON President I CHAS. R. STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD Vice-President | R. H. MAG1LL Gonoral Agent 

Directors oy tub Homk Mutual Insurance Co.— L. L. Baker, II. L. Dodge, J. 
L N Shepard JohnCurrey, J. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Watorhnuso, ChouilCQy 
Taylor, 9. Huff, J. S. Carter, A. K. P. Harmon. April 4. 

Tbe Largest 1'acilic Coast Company. 

FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCTCOMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ASSETS, $1,BX0,S04 77. 
Losses Paid in Past 22 Years, $6,000,000 00. 

This company has but about one-third as much at risk in San Francisco, In pro- 
portion to assets, as the average of other homo companies, anil its popularity is 
attested by the fact that it does the Largest Business on the Pacific Coast of any 
company, American or foreign. 

SOME OFFICE: 
3. W. COR. CALIFORNIA AND SANSOME STREETS, 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 
Agents in all principal localities throughout the United States. 

D J STAPLES President I WM. J. DUTTON Secretary 

ALPIIEUS BULL...'! Vice-President | E. W. CARPENTER.. Assistant Secretary 



10 



san HUNOISOO NEWS LETTSfi WD 



.Inn. 2, 1886. 



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TUm MtAKON OK01HION. 

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.itomoio.l to n>.< (ho le^al i 

.. kfi htm p. 
t| iba groat m 

M nut 

. m.»(U v i> Minimal 
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Mmpalh\ el the tmillit.... . hi all- 

ot I hi* km. I with an Intraoral old mill 

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,0 pl*,V H«MV. at le*>.t. the ..Ul.iuOt Of 

- * ideil. <», And 

tb* law In Attoh OAAO* pro* \ 

a millionaire bur huv . 
kongad* ho albwrud to pnnfc 

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Dili Until M AUltl.M '1 

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hi despoil tne other, on the 
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the AlUOUUt 

. 

.. m the most .. 

I , a . aid W prostitution, 
the particular oatt 

llt*IV>d 

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uvamaj?e element A< the Conmv 

Bnanain it Km 

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ROW HONEST MERCHANTS ARE ROBBED 

PronoMy Id no portion of tba Qnttod Stfbfeefl b*B luolo S.un bun 
mi rt«ti ; the daas oollaotabM nl bU Ouetom Bon 

i lit. do 
iii.uu warn aa in from narV I did not pas to Bt&ugjrla dutiable 

goods into thla oauntry, B«i thia ooadttton o( thing* baa panand away. 

roada to tlii' south of M from Maxtoo, ud to the north of 

ti« from Brttiah Columbia, and nothing is aaaior than t<> nlnd* onatoma 
nfHoUla, wharo, m II happens, thin aro no Booh offloiaJi to avoid, Soma 
month* Intad on1 that tba BmuglHtQS ol snob 

.> itlamonda, jew«lry and oplam vtm batng oondnotod from 
UrUUh Oolnmblaln khe mi^al .'n>^» ttMnar Imaftoabla, rbora waa ab- 
Rolutoly no ohaob or hindrance to what vu soina on, Alnoal anj aaloto 
mail mob ai ara iba raimrt«ra for our dally p^pan mlshl mhu 

; aba RaTonoa Dapartmant .>i this Gov* 
innnuMi, tod In Anitiogouii l"it along naaf ndlaa of our 

l iu'Io Sam ;. ■ . and accordingly Iba amQsalora 

had »t all thalrovra a <^ > ; ita loft Vlo%oHa> ovarj tine nicht, and tba 
monu'ui ilu-ii . obaonal ol lona Iwanly mlraa 

Froe of Jnty, traa from qoaation, 
and draa from latral aalinro. At la > Oollaoaor of tba Cottod 

haa baao putnpon the trapl: of tbinffa, And h.« m*d(» a ban) of 
. dolWa worth ot optoja. whu-h is a more b agnv aUa in ooov 

i with tba sum total. Hut. it is a bofiinnioff, Ami aoatatoa by aI>- 
aolnta prool tba eondttion oi tliinaa arhlch tne v 

pomto.i out- It tba antbo Mugton jlo not roAli2i> what alt 

this maana, thay most lw blind indeed. It is one of the pavaltiaa a country 

; H hi<h tAritT, thrtl it mu>l . poioa to prevent sinus 

it naj u.M ■ iiUl, baoauaa it thereby aa 

Ahlivs dbhoneal men to conduct a fratnlulent And ruinous com|y>tition with 
; bonorobly by the Qoraraoiaot Then, affatn, the latest 

Lhil port of San tba revenue is 

bainfi shAUiefully dafWWhicii The system of a.i i\w*oiyi» duties is * 
premium on dlabonaaty. 1 '";" importer knows how to Iiavc whAt, in the 
tenctrn aa '* salted " invoices sent to him. l\v 
thorn hh importaUona arc rained at mnch lc*» than tbay ooflM to bo, an.i 
the re*- irAndivi aooordtos^ In this instAuee, 

again, the honest man who reveatl the truth is p.Uc^l At a diaadvAnta^ 
tvtitor. He has a rlgbt to etoiai and demand the 

niest-ion is as 

spoof but little Evoa 

:•> or ApprAi>. tnow little or nothing prAc- 

- ,*re aagac*.! uu> want lcokinc 

mt.v 

OUR OV N SWEET SEJL.YXS, 
Noxt vro*k the "Nowa Letter " will make fta K^w to the public 
In a new dross at. lu appoarAnce it will he ro- 

piupar that il ha* been for 
• past * imt. . >, the inert*! enemy of all 

v t hins 
... ; , community, 

* it or tbe aims wbiv-b 
I anta^onur 
■ ■ ■ -ridanoa 

a»d rostnet Ot^MOMavaal an. ; . i oancial acuvity. It vill have opinions and 
.. '".wnce between it, and aaosA, if not a!!, of 
~ rather 

than s.la»isl; - - i.tiuien; ; it will aim to 

hre*k dovn rat i>er tha» p*nder to - Vhe bs*i 

and n>o*t jv>w*rtni inie:!Wt> to W found in the CMUKmunity will furnish 
iuuMt and judicious .tiacuwi. . 
■. . ;, .■- :..-.;..:•.- empJ » I e . .:;.?i .... .:..■+: daflaiag 

ita a)uoi.W and pic, . 
ruun paat, ha> Sea* ta* attwatiou which it h.».- 

a4 ttnancud na-ture^ a&d aa 

fend an aaapio 

r . .:..::..;.-.>..;.:. - viraolfc B :'•. . at BBiat q ■" 91 bb ■ Blttan 

we ve . -line public teacs of thousands of dollars. 

After naodinc tba ab. » r a -^eoMid tame it aoands aa much life* a puff 

that we may as »■?'.. make tt ownyilti M our 

•...■.-..;;:>..;.. .v , ; ;: ; N : ■■> 1 Km i ■. ? S r pea ■■■nan, 

^ .. . : - .::.-. ,>.■.*; '■ Btontt ^-- ■- toM balj bb BwaftanvaBnaB 

THE ROYAL MAO. STEAMSHIP MARAROA 
It UMtrr ta aae tniue or that wvu)d twmpt a is.^ 

tto> Jfam raft. S 

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bar stxv . ." c .- . ■*:>. ana made col 

-j.? aj>- 

aa. t\e .^.r .-:c saiiv« has tw*. Paamnt oom- 

T^«a re*r. Bad by 

i 4f«>ar dtvi. ; u>e ruiaelB cu th? wx • 

am*, U>r «ab>eots are fifure* re^iw*sr*tiu? 

vbe aaasw**, a*d Mm .aaMBaokfML The sataca has, a HKrary 

.*cu. Tn* drawim room m a £*m 

- v rnnoahinc aaal t; • rdiatfirwni;. with io\>*vy NAeb a»d mwaoa 

• 

u»e ui* A.v - Baiajan. 

Tn* at***- .-wm* arr tar$Y. >. n»d>dry vaMttaaoaV a»i *«ary a^gmantUKim 

•■ : -_,.-...-. IWyr* o. *.? :.*«= *.:.,.; 

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•war. TnaaiaWyAr. . v skc^i thfcJ the waxfe- ca th* aaajav- 

rt.ai havr >«**« «al >.>ch. n bvaaf de«ai'.. is the new aba> 

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Jun. 2, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISKK. 



II 



TOWN CRIER. 



*!le»r tho (Mart" "What the (lev I »rt Di.uiT 
'One th*t will |iUv tho devil air. with ym." 



A great many ignorant persou* are under the impression that the 
plumber (a quite an ordinary individual, and that plumbing, as a trade, 
is not distinctively different from other branches of labor. The T. ( '. 
will now remove this popular illusion with a brief sketch, drawn from 
his personal observation. The plumber and gas fitter is a young man, 
of a grimy but jaunty personal appearance, of great intelligence ana 
loose ideas on the subject of time. He affects a soft, round hat, worn at 
the plumbers' and gas-fitters' ancle, which betrays a carefully oiled and 
'■nltiv.it..-, 1 bang. This hat he doea not remove under any circumstauces. 
The plumber and gas fitter makes an appointment to come and repair 
the hot-water pipe by nine o'clock in the morning. The hours wane and 
he does not appear. Id the meantime the hot-water pipe leaks. The 
carpet is boiled and the ceiling of the room below drops off. About three 
in the afternoon he is heard whistling along the block. He enters, sur- 
veys the premises leisurely, builds a fire in his portable stove, fills the 
apartment with the warm odor peculiar to plumbers, and then finds ho 
has forgotten his tool-*. He goes off down town after them. He may 
Dime back and he may not. Usually he does not, as by this time it is 
nightfall. You are then charged for a day's time. In the morning he 
arrives before you are up, and while you are congratulating yourself 
upon having secured him be disappears again. He makes thirteen or 
fourteen mysterious journeys during the morning season, and then he 
goes away to his lunch. He makes no confidences, and there is a dark 
air of concealment around him which you dare not seek to penetrate. 
Finally he says everything is all ri^ht, and charges you for another day's 
time. You pay him, and he chews the coin to see if it is genuine, and 
departs gaily whistling. Then you discover that the pipe still leaks, 

A prominent San Francisco lawyer, who is noted for his profanity, 
bin fondness for the field and his vague literary ambition, as much as 
for his legal achievements, recently took a long Sunday walk with a 
brother of his profession. After several hours' wandering among the 
sand-bills of the suburbs, they dispensed with outward ceremony and sat 
them down to rest. 

" Well, Judge," began the friend, " what are you doing in a literary 
way now ? " 

Judge—" Oh, I am still busy with my poem." 

Friend— " Poem ? Are you writing a poem ? " 

J udge (solemnly) — " It is to be my life's work — it has been my life's work ! 
1 have put my best thoughts and energies into it 1 " 

Friend (much interested)— "Indeed ! I should like to hear some of it. 
Can't you recall a few Btanzae ? " 

Judge (obligingly) — " Oh, yes ! I remember it all." 

Friend (dashed) — " Well, you needn't mind, however " 

Judge (waving him into silence) — 

" In ancient times, when Earth was new. 
And tribes of men were fierce and few ■ " 

Stops. Friend preserving a respectful and expeetful silence for ten 
minutes — breaks it. 

*' Come ! Aren't you going on ? That's very good, indeed I" 

Judge — " Go on ! I have been ten years thinking of that. It takes a 
deuced long time to work up from the creation to the present day." 

The average American restaurant waiter is a person of singular im- 
portance, and is possessed of a mind lifted far above the menial duties of 
his office. He is given to long and lofty contemplation of the ceiling, 
during which time the hungry guest may hum and haw and drum on the 
table, and jingle the glasses and stamp on the floor and yell, " waiter " 
some fifty times without disturbing this delightful reverie. When his at- 
tention has at last descended to the details of his business, he advances 
slowly and reluctantly and plants before you a wet napkin and a glass of 
ice-water. While you are giving your order he fixes his gaze upon some 
object in the distance and gives no outward nor visible sign of the power 
of hearing. His attentions begin after your meal is set before you. He 
hovers above you with evident suspicion, as if he expected you to pocket 
the spoons. He haughtily superintends each mouthful, and snatches 
away the empty dishes with a disagreeable suggestion of hurry which 
superinduces indigestion. He openly disapproves your table manners, 
and, if you are accompanied by a friend, he listens in a patronizing way 
to your conversation. He resents any after- thoughts in your order, and 
any lingering over your completed repast. His whole bearing gives you 
to understand that it is his business to clear off and yours to clear out. 
So you go; riled, aggravated, dyspeptic, hungry, but all these rather 
than a controversy with a person so entitled to fear, respect and rever- 
ence as the restaurant waiter. 

The T. C. would like to add his views on the subject of the " Sharon 
Gift" to those of "R." and " H.," and "A Mother" and "A Mer 
chant," and " A Tax-payer " and others who have deluged the office of a 
journalist and Park Commissioner with unsolicited advice. The T. C.'s 
views are narrow and limited. They do not soar to the bights of Straw- 
berry Hill, nor extend the lengths of the ocean drive, nor assume the 
shape of a Pavilion for music. They are concentrated upon the addition 
to the Park of a few more plain wooden benches, which would enable a 
greater number of weary pedestrians to comfortably contemplate Straw- 
berry Hill in the distance, to watch without envy the handsome horses 
speed toward the ocean drive, to enjoy at ease the excellent music played 
in the clear open air. This is an unassuming and harmless suggestion, 
designed to excite no spleen, and prompted by the weary and footsore 
wanderings of many a Sunday afternoon. 

The T. C, understands that a pretty young society lady has received 
a Christmas gift from her absent lover, in the shape of a set of willow 
and a mitten. The man in question is certainly not to be regretted, but 
perhaps it would have- been pleasanter for her to take the initiative in his 
dismissal. Perhaps some of her pranks have reached his ears, and even 
a man without morals, principle or good breeding might object to the 
nature of one of the escapades. 



The T. C. ondantanda, from the best authorities, that the l'.«t 1 >.-hii»t 
is about to renounce the to urea oi In-* profession, and devots 

himself entirely to the manly art of fencing. To tlii* end In- hai leoured 

tho services of the best meters, has torn up tin- region "f hi* bsflk offll 

and converted it into a court, where the daily tournament takes plana. 
This recreation is oondncted upon that tarn and grand Male whl< 
tiogoilhes everything pertaining to the Fat Dentist, oven his pa 
appearance. Here he flatten about in a becoming oondition ol 

nudity ---the dental let** planted (irmly yet widely apart, the dental .'inn 
brandishing the vengeful sword, the dental eye fiercely fixing the Imag 
inary adversary, and the whole dental person refreshed it Interval 
plunge into the luxurious bath which, close at hand. Invitee him to iu 
cool though shallow depths. Here is the boundless enthusiasm of youth 
abnormally developed in middle ago. How fresh this heart! How vigor 
ons this frame! How— er green this mind ! The Fat Dentist, an % nutt- 
ing pupil, a swordsman, a society butterfly, a hon riiuuit, a flirt, ajbinctir, 
is a joyous and versatile contrast to thin and sour member* of the dental 
profession, who, forgetful of aught but gold fillings, olimb laboriously to 
the summit of wealth over the gums of the multitude. 

The process of hiring a mistress is conducted by the Nineteenth 
Century cook in the following manner : 

Scene — Madame's boudoir. Enter cook. Madame rises and timidly 
offers her seat. Cook takes it, and madame remains standing. 

Cook—" Good marning, ma'am. I called to seo if I'd take the place. 
How many are yez in family?" 

Madame — "Just four." 

Cook—" May the Lord look sideways on us 1 What a lot to cook for! 
What wages ? ' 

Madame — "Twenty dollars." 

Cook— "Twinty, is it? Twinty dollars? Twinty nothinM What do 
yer tak me for ? " 

Madame smiles apologetically, and refrains from a reply. 

Cook — " Well! We'll call it thirty, and I'll consider it. Anny children?" 

Madame — " One baby." 

Cook—" That sittles it. No babby in mine. I'm sorry for yer, ma'am, 
but yer won't suit at all." 

The fresh Englishman is always regarded as lawful prey by the 
average American youth. With all the egotism natural to insular educa- 
tion, the Englishman offers a fair and extensive field to the practical 
joker, and, to do him justice, usually takes his course of sprouts with a 
good humor and equanimity which appeals to the generosity of his tor- 
mentor. The latest victim was taken to the Eintracht, on California 
street, to be treated to beer, and to test his strength at what he was as- 
sured was a lifting machine, and which, in reality, is an infernal electric 
battery, which delivers a shock in proportion to the distance the handles 
are pulled out. He was invited to yank away, and see how far he could 
pull them from their places. Being a magnificent specimen of English 
muscle, he gave a tremendous heave, which sent the indicator spinning at 
the rate of 400 revolutions a minute, and sent the unfortunate English- 
man spinning, also, at about the same speed into back regions of the 
saloon which he had not intended to penetrate. He was carefully 
gathered up, placed on his legs, and from this dizzy hight he observed 
cheerfully : " I say ! I was about one too many for that lifting machine, 
you know 1 By Jove ! The whole blasted thing gave way under my grip, 
and I got rather a deuced rough tumble. By Jove, I did 1 " 

It must be a source of unselfish Christian pleasure to the average 
minister to preach during the entire year to some half dozen faithful fol- 
lowers, lost amidst the surrounding empty benches, and then to see the 
church crammed to overflowing on Christmas Day when some musical 
favorite has been advertised to sing. This is, of course, a beautiful il- 
lustration of the charms of music and the reverence in which Saint 
Cecilia is still held by a degenerate people, but it is scarcely flattering 
to the personal vanity of the divine, who has struggled with the sins of 
his congregation for the past twelve mouths unrewarded even by their 
regular attendance. The T. C. does not wonder that the disgusted par- 
son despairs in early youth, and, clipping the wings of his rhetoric, re- 
tires into stereotyped phraseology and the safety of hackneyed themes. 
Every man needs a little earthly encouragement, even the man devoted 
to divinity and jffofessedly independent of mundane sympathy, and the 
T. C. suggests .tbjis phase of church-going one day in the year as the 
probable solution to that popular conundrum : " Why is a good sermon 
never preached in San Francisco ? " 

Not long ago the T. C. attended a Methodist LoveFeast, and listened 
with joy to the open confessions of the devout and faithful. But he sor- 
rowed to observe that the tales of early wickedness and later conversion 
to godly ways proceeded principally from the female portion of the gather- 
ing, and there was a noticeable determination among the masculine mem- 
bers to keep their badness to themselves. One old maid tore off her bon- 
net, and made such frightful disclosures that the congregation groaned and 
shrieked in sympathetic horror, and, at her conclusion, surrounded and 
congratulated her on her nerve. Fired by her example, a worthy woman, 
the wife of one of the Deacons, rose and cleared her throat, but was 
suddenly seized by her husband and hurried through the church door, 
whence the following words were wafted to the T. C.'s listening ear : 
" For God's sake, Betsy, don't give me away here ! " 

Some regard should be due to appearances, and public opinion should 
be considered. Therefore the T. C. is obliged to remonstrate with the 
fashionable society woman who permits her liveried servant to wander 
forth to the adjacent grocery, some three or four times per day, armed 
conspicuously with a silver pitcher marked with the family monogram. 
It is possible that the contents are consumed by the resident cook and 
chamber-maid, but in any case Madame had best order this form of pro- 
vision delivered at the door, for, according to the old proverb, the pitcher 
that goes too often to the grocery is sure to be Been. 

A venerable Irish lady tried to educate her daughter, last week, by 
throwing a coal-oil lamp at her. Her idea was that the girl was too slow, 
and that this was one way to make her all fired quick. It is not stated 
what part of Ireland the lamp-thrower came from, but the whole story 
looks like a Kerry Bcene. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



BALLADE OF CHRISTMAS GHOSTS. 

Between the moonlight and the fire, 

In winter evenings long ago, 
What ghosts I raised at your (leBire 

To make your leaping blood run slow! 
How old, how grave, how wise we grow! 

What Christian ghoat can make ub chill, 
Save these that troop in mournful row, 

The ghoBts we all can raise at will ? 

The beasts can talk in barn and byre 

On Christinas eve, old legends know, 
As one by one the years retire, 

We men fall silent then, I trow, 
Such sights has memory to show, 

Such voices from the distance thrill, 
Ah, me! they come with Christmas snow, 

The ghosts we all can raise at will. 

Oh! children of the village choir! 

Your carols on the midnight throw! 
Oh, bright across the mint and mire, 

Ye ruddy hearths of Christmas glow! 
Beat back the shades, beat down the woe, 

Renew the strength of moral will ; 
Be welcome all to come or go, 

The ghosts we all can raise at will. 

Friend, sursum corda, soon or slow 
We part like guests wboVe joyed their fill ; 

Forget them not, nor mourn them bo, 
The ghosts we all can raise at will! —Andrew Lang. 

THE LADY ARTISTS. 

It seems to me that, notwithstanding much so-called criticism (which 
generic term comprises a great deal of foolish gossip, empty chatter, ma- 
fteioua spite, and endless personal like and dislike), there has been, after 
all, very little genuine recognition, very little intelligent comprehension 
of the main features of the Ladies' Exhibition, either by the press or the 
public. The reception evening, the people who were present, the decora- 
tions, the dresses of the ladies, have all been carefully chronicled. Even 
the pictures have been casually alluded to from time to time, according 
to the amount of space left at the end of the various articles, or the 
amount of enthusiasm felt by the writers thereof for their own espe- 
cial favorites and friends. But for the inner meaning of the enterprise — 
the hard work, the courage, the self-sacrifice, the days and weeks of 
thought, the double and treble burdens, falling, in some cases, on the 
shoulders of the same individuals; the annoyances, the rebuffs, the false 
accusations, the wish not to hurt or offend, and yet the determination to 
remain true to the cause of art; the incessant anxiety, the- harmonious 
working together to a successful artistic result; and, in conclusion, the 
utter and cowardly apathy on the part of our picture- buying public as a 
reward —for all these things there has been little or no sympathy, little or 
no acknowledgment, and mightly little iuducement offered to unite in 
such an undertaking a second time. 

I do not think the San Francisco people understand what they have 
got before them in this exhibition ; to judge by the vapid utterances of 
the lnoal press, they certainly do not. With the exception of London 
and Pitrirt. where these displays take place every year, there is not an- 
other city which can lay claim to the distinction of holding an annual ex- 
hibition of paintings exclusively by lady artists. ThiB is the first in San 
Francisco, the first in America. Artistically it is a success — a fair, a 
promising, if not a brilliant success. But unless some keener interest, 
BOtne more active support, some more tangible encouragement results 
from all this talent, hard work and earnest effort, I, for one, should 
strongly recommend that it be also the last. It is a disgrace to our com- 
munity, a disgrace to us as lovers of art, as friends of progress and as gal- 
lant men, that out of this collection of nearly 300 works, very many of 
them excellent, some few of them absolutely admirable and capable of 
holding first rank in any exhibition in the world, only one or two small 
pictures should be sold — of the value, perhaps, of a hundred and fifty 
dollars! What will they say of us East? What in Europe? Rarely 
has such an opportunity been offered any community for encouraging and 
appreciating the graceful and gracious endeavors of its sister workers, and 
at the Bame time of proving its own love for and comprehension of one 
of the noblest and moBt refining influences of our lives. Cannot some- 
thing yet be doue to show these women of ours, who have worked so 
bravely and with so good a heart, that we are not all unworthy of their 
exertions, nor all incapable of understanding what they have ac- 
complished ? 

The pictures themselves range from modest little cabinet gems to works 
which would grace any of our proudest galleries — from a tiny flower- 
piece by Mme. de la Bouglise or a sunny sketch by Nellie Hopps, to 
Mine, de L'Aubiniere's noble and unique water-color, " The Harvest of 
the Poor." There are delicate little landscape and flower studies by Miss 
H. Phillip ; fresh, breezy water-colors by Miss McChesney and Miss 
Blakeslee; conscientious and unconventional transcripts of nature by Mrs. 
Irelan ; brilliant and original groups of poppies and roses, and carnations 
and leaves, by Mrs. Dora Williams ; graceful manes of roses by Mme. 
Crandjean-Hofer ; interesting studies of animals by Miss Strong and 
Miss Lotz; landscapes of almost masculine boldness by Mrs. J. Dunn ; 
healthy bits of color in Mrs. Campion's green and brown corners of wood 
and field ; capital portrait studies in Marion Weekes' " English Girl," 
and the companion head by J. H. Dyer, with fine, expressive face resting 
against the red leather back of an old carved chair; with much clever and 
vigorous painting in each and all of Miss Alice Chittenden's various ex- 
hibits. The minor works of any of the artists named would do credit to 
any collection, while among the important examples which have been 
selected to till the places of honor, there are some which it would be no 
easy task to surpass in any gallery in the world. 

Miss Nellie Hopps does not show to such advantage among the framed 
paintings as in the smaller room, where her bright and true sketches form 
the principal attraction. Her large landscape in Napa Valley is unpleas- 
antly lavender in tone and weak as to foreground. The large picture of 



dogs, by Miss Lotz, while nicely and carefully drawn and composed, is 
weak and smooth in texture. The dogs suggest rather the lifeless finish 
of porcelain than the rough-and-tumble, flesh-and-blood heartiness of the 
real article. Her smaller picture of sheep is very healthy in tone and 
true to the subject and the season. Miss Burrell's study of game is 
plucky and conscientious, but leaden in general tone, and with the main 
interest of the composition altogether too low in the canvas. It would 
be, perhaps, too much to say that either of these pictures would com- 
mand more than passing notice in any European gallery; but the three 
works which fill the remaining places of importance are of different 
stamp and would seize the attention of the connoisseur under any circum- 
stances and amidst no matter what surroundings. 

Miss Chittenden's "Chrysanthemums" is a veritable tout de force. 
The grouping, arranging, massing of light and shade, the gorgeous rich- 
ness of her reds and the tender delicacy of her lemonB and whites, the 
admirable technique, careful with freedom, true without hardness — all 
are worthy of the highest praise, and all go together in producing a strik- 
ing and brilliant, while perfectly harmonious, picture, which will only 
mellow and improve, like good wine, by time. 

In another medium Mrs. Dura Williams has produced, perhaps, as re- 
markable a work. Her large water-color of growing flowers, in their 
damp and mossy pots, which she calls " A Conservatory Corner," is very 
broad and original in treatment, and gains its full effect only when seen 
at its proper distance — double the width of the canvas. Then you find 
that it is full of admirable qualities of light and air, that it is strikingly 
true in color and values, strong without blackness, and, while very large 
in touch, yet with much subtlety of half tones and reflected lights— a 
work of earnest study, a direct inspiration from nature, painted with that 
originality of method and feeling which characterizes all Mrs. Williams' 
productions, and which will one day assuredly find due recognition among 
genuine connoisseurs — that is to say, those who love the best in art of every 
kind ; never mind the school, providing the example is good. 

The last and unmistakably the finest work in the whole collection — 
one which seems to breathe another air, which seems to stand apart like 
some visitant from another sphere — is the picture about which bo much 
has already been snid and -written, Madame de L'Aubiniere's glorious 
water-color, " The Harvest of the Poor." In each of her exhibits this 
versatile artist shows her deep love and profound study of nature. Note 
the exquisite landscape work in " Homeless," the daintiness of drawing 
and coloring in "Japanese Tea," the strength of tone and vigorous freedom 
of handling in the " Redwoods— Duncan s Mills," or the brilliant bold- 
ness of color and tender intensity of expression in the "Sailor's Wife." 
But in her " Harvest" she has surpassed herself. The motif is simplicity 
itself — a few poorly-clad French peasant women against a twilight sky, a 
brown stubble field, a cottage roof or two, with Blowly curling smoke, a 
glimpse of purple distance, and a crescent moon. Yet there is that un- 
definable something in the quiet, subdued pathos of the scene which 
draws you to it again and again, which briugs back memories to many of 
home and years long past, and days we never more may see. It ia a 
painted poem, and affects one so strongly because the artist'B sympathy 
with her Bubject is itself so keen. The technique is perfect — the masterly 
handling of the immense surface, in itself a wonder and a revelation, the 
pose and drawing of eaoh figure a Btudy, while the landscape and sky 
are in complete harmony with the theme. Were it only that it has 
given us this we should teel heartily grateful to the energetic committee of 
the Exhibition of Lady Artists, and Bhould endeavor to give them some 
definite proof that their labors have not been in vain. Justus. 

Messrs. D. M. Ferry & Co., the well-known seedsmen of Detroit, 
Michigan, have just issued their Illustrated Seed Annual for 1SSG. Mark- 
et gardeners, as well as horticulturalists and agriculturalists, will find 
this publication invaluable. All who desire seeds of the highest type 
and best quality, should examine this Annual, which contains a com- 
plete price list of all kinds of seeds and bulbs, besides valuable directions 
as to planting. 

A truly artistic and elegant work in cbromo-lithography and the let- 
ter press is the Columbia Bicycle Calendar for 1886, j ust issued by the Pope 
Manufacturing Company, of Boston. Each day of the year appears up- 
on a separate slip, with a quotation pertaining to cycling from leading 
publications and prominent personages. The calendar proper is mounted 
upon a back of heavy board, upon which is exquisitely executed in water- 
color effect, by G. H. Buek, of New York, a charming combinatiou of 
cycling scenes. 

G. Amsden, late of Sao Francisco, now of Yokohama, Japan, exports 
(skillfully packed) all classes of g tods, from the rarest Curios and Works 
of Art to the more moderate grades, and invites correspondence. No. 18 
Yokohama, under Windsor Hotel. 



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Jan. 2, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISKK. 



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BIZ. 



Flour and Wheat. -ThiwiKirkot for these staple* is without special 
'l'ii.' steamer City <>f Sydney, for China and Japan, oarried sumo 
7,inhi Mil*. ri..nr. The Spot pri Extra, $4.75@fi Shipping. 

Kxtrii, -S* 76(a 1. Superfine covers :i wide range, say $2.75($$&60 per VM\ 
Ibe., all in cloth. The Spot price «-f Shipping Wheat, 91.37 9 per ctl. 
Buyer 1886, IL is. Sailer L886, 91 :«i per ctl. 

Honolulu. }'. »rk Discovery sailed Mr the Fslands Deo. 29th, carrying 
a l:ir,'t.* and v ttuable cargo, consisting of 1,300 bbls. Flour and Produce of 
the value of 938,000. 

Overland Freight Shipments. The gross weights of tho through 
freight ibipmeotB from California by railroad in October were as follows : 

Prom&an Kranclsco, Northern Route. Southern Rente. 

S^n Francisco 13*633,200 «»,'J15.a00 

Oakland 1 .500.000 47S.40O 

Loe Angeles 1.201,800 2,075,000 

Sacramento 2,840.100 581,300 

San Jobs 2,01)3,000 750,300 

Stockton 400.200 00,200 

afaryavlUe 208.400 2,200 

Grand total 22,509,600 13,103,200 

Hawaii. —The stmr. St. Paul, from Honolulu Dec, 28th, had for cargo 
10,211 ba^s Sutfar, 500 bays Rice. 1,854 bchs. Bananas, etc. Br. stmr. 
Mariana, also from Honolulu, bad for cargo 2,250 bags Hawaiian Sugar, 
406 bchs. Bananas, etc 

The business of the year now closed compares favorably with its 
many predecessors in volume, but not aagood as many previous years in 
the percentage of profit. Competition has been very strong, too many 
merchants competing for the traffic of the Pacific Coast; and yet, with 
all their sharp competition and small profits, comparatively few mercan- 
tile failures of moment have been brought to our notice. Outside of the 
Produce Exchange Call Board there has been little speculation discerni- 
ble in any quarter. We refer here to articles of staple merchandise, im- 
ports foreign, Buch as Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, etc. True, there have 
been at times severe fluctuations in the price of Sugar and .Rice, but 
these are of frequent occurrence, subject to supply and demand. In the 
grain trade " Futures " have been the order of the day for the last few 
months, at the Call Board, resulting in heavy losses to those who went 
deep into Barley and got caught in the net spread for the unwary. As 
to the effect of the Call Board operations upon the grain trade of the 
port, it has been injurious to the export business, enhancing prices of 
Wheat and Barley above the parity of European marts, and thus less- 
ened the volume of exports of breadstuff for the year. All, however, 
admit that the farmer has reaped a large share of the traffic in Futures. 
It in a notable, feature of our export trade in Wheat to Europe that many 
of the old established firms that hitherto controlled this business have 
beeu driven out of it, and it has fallen almost entirely into the hands of 
a banking firm dealing extensively in exchange. Their name, however, 
does not appear upon the books, yet it is well known to the business men 
of the city who it is that holds the helm of the traffic. 

The shipping Interests of the port during 1885 have been prosecuted 
at a loss. Grain freights have uniformly ruled low, causing a large 
fleet of ships to lie idle for many months, and some for a year or two, at 
anchor for lack of business. The Lumber fleet has steadily increased in 
numbers by reason of its cheapness. The Whaling fleet has been the 
most successful of all during the year just closed. Following are some of 
the latest Grain charters : Ship Sea King, 1,492 tons, Wheat to Liver- 
pool or Cardiff, £1 5s.; Dublin or Bristol, £1 5s. 6d. Br. ship Falls of 
Bruar, 1,740 tons, Wheat to Cork, U. K., £1 10s.; direct port, £1 7s. 6d. 

Philadelphia.— Ship Daniel Barnes, 140 days thence, had a valuable 
cargo of General Mdse. to Sutton & Beebe. 

New York.— Ship E. B. Sutton, 123 days thence, had 5,000 cs. Oil, 
0G0 bbls. Resin and Mdse. to Sutton & Beebe. Ship Recice, 147 days, 
Mdse. from same to Bame. Ship ThoB. M. Reed, 153 days from New 
York, to Williams, Dimond & Co., with a large and valuable cargo. 

Glasgow.— Br. ship Clan McPherson, 121 days thence, to Forbes 
Brothers had 1,985 tons Coal, 8,000 bars and bdls. Iron, etc. 

Antwerp.— Br. bark Kelvin, 143 days thence, to A. Carpentier, had 
1,000 bbls. Sulphur, 10,943 coils Iron, Wine and Mdse. 

Sydney. — The P. M. S. S. Co.'s Australia, 24 days thence, had for 
cargo 1,000 bags Sugar, 415 ingots Tin, 775 bales Wool, etc. 

Honolulu. — The Australia, 7J days from the Islands, had 5,025 bags 
Sugar, 1,470 bags Rice, 1,038 bchs. Bananas. 

Kahulul.— Schr. Rosario, 17 daya thence, to J. D. Spreckels & Bros., 
brought 3,384 bags Sugar. 

Ceros Island. — Schr.|Ellen, 13 days thence, brought 600 Sealskins, 
2,000 lbs. Abalones. 

Those who eontemplate erecting new buildings, or effecting improve- 
ments and alterations in buildings which are already in existence, are 
reminded that Messrs. Wilson & Brother, Nos. 18, 20 and 22 Drumm 
street, manufacture and deal in all kinds of doors, windows and blinds. 
The building material which this firm manufactures and handles is of the 
very best quality, and always gives entire satisfaction. Wilson & Bro. 
work nothing but the most thoroughly seasoned woods, and consequently 
there is no trouble with the articles they produce after they are placed in 
position. Having a large and magnificently equipped factory under their 
control, they are in a position to fill orders for all classes of wood work 
at prices which are considerably lower than those of any other house in 
the trade. 

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MOTHER'S PRAYERS. 

A woman sits at the fireside, 

And riH-kn a babe an her breast, 
Till tho little one sleeps, then lays him 

In bin downy cradle nest 
She softly kisses hie sleeping eyes. 

Ami kinses his forehead white, 
And whmpers low, with ■ happy mnile : 

" God bless my boy to uiyht! " 
A woman stands at a cottage door 

And looks out over the sea ; 
" The sun sete red in a leaden mist, 

It will storm to night," says she, 
" My sailor boy is homeward bound, 

O! stay the tempest's might." 
And she turned away with an earnest prayer : 

"God save my boy to night! " 
And one in the bloom of womanhood, 

At work with a happy smile, 
In packing a box for her darling. 

And thinking all the while 
How proud and happy the lad will be 

Her school-boy, merry and bright, 
When he opens the box from home— sho prays : 

"God bless my boy to-night! " 
A woman old, with failing eyes, 

Reads the news from a distant camp, 
Where her soldier son is serving — 

"The nights are cold and damp; 
A soldiers life is too hard for my boy" — 

His hair like hers is white, 
But he's still a boy to the mother who prays, 

" God keep my boy to-night! " 
A mother is reading a letter 

From one who's far away — 
" How can our boys go wrong ?" she says, 

" When trusting mothers pray ? 
My wanderer says, 'Your prayers for me 

Will keep me strong and right ;' 
I know he's true where'er he be — 

God bless my boy to-night! " 
A mother sits in the gloaming, 

With lifted, tearful eyes 
And empty arms ; she dreams of one 

Beyond the sunset skies ; 
" Safe in the Father's keeping. 

In that blest land of light, 
He waits for me, my angel babe — 

God keeps my boy to-night! " 
And so from over all the world 

The mothers' prayers arise : 
And who can tell the wondrous power 

That in their blessing lies ? 
And many tread the downward path ; 

Some walk in God's own light ; 
But always loving mothers pray — 

" God bless my boy to-night! " — Abbe Kinnc. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



MAG'S LETTER. 
Dear N. L,: By the time this reaches you the New Year '11 have 
opened. Well, I hope it '11 prove a joyous, prosperous one for you. Folks 
has tried their level best to make these merry holidays, but I tell you it's 
been mighty hard work, 'n the few parties 't has been given have been 
reg lar uphill work — the dancin' men bard to get, 'n crowds of what Ned 
calls unappropriated girls hangin' 'round the edges o' the room, makin' 
things look dismal. The cotillion parties are a port <>' peterin' out. I'm 
Bure I don't know why, but there don't seem to be the same spirit in 'em 
's last year. Ed. Sheldon's done his level best in leadin' 'n so forth, but 
just now his attention, they say, is given to a new pursuit {another heir- 
ess), 'n there's no knowin' what them private theatricals '11 do for him in 
that line. Ain't it real funny to see folks a playin' things 'bout a scrap 
o' paper, when every one knows what real trouble scraps of paper has 
caused in several high-toned domestic circles ? But la me, it appears like 
there warn't no end to queer doin's in the fashionable world. G-ettin' 
married by contract seems to be all the go, 'n Ned sayB 't he hears an- 
other begira is in prospect for the beauty o' North Beach. (Now what 
on top o' this earth does hegira mean ) ? I reckon 't the Prince not comin* 
to time in payin' that promised visit to California, is the cause o' failin' 
health, 'n mineral waters, 'n so forth. 

• How do you like the new beauty? 0' course you've seen her. Any 
day between four 'n five she promenades Kearny street, carryin' a real 
cat's head on her muff. (0' course she don't show when it's pourin' down 
raioin' but other days there she is). There's two married men in town 't 
follows her round just like shadows, 'n some say *t she's a particular 
friend of a gay young cbap 'ts been married only little over a year. She 
don't seem to know man}' folks, 'n stalks along like the ghost in Hamlet ; 
a great big blonde, with a face 't don't show no kind o' emotion. I dared 
Ned to speak to her the other afternoon, 'n didn't I get a scoldin' from 
that old Judge in consequence, (he had to listen). Some say 't she's a 
French woman. Ned says 't he reckons she'll go from our gaze 'bout the 
period 't handsome Eugene flits Eastward. Nous verrons. {Ain't the 
Judic season done me good? You bet I put lots o' French now in my 
conversation). Speakin 1 o' blondes, I wonder if Althea '11 enjoy this New 
Year's Day 's much 's last, 'n if the At Home cards has been Bent round 
like before. (Ned Bays 't Stockton 'b the best place for her, 'n she'd 
better stick to it). 

But what do you think I heard ? That 'mong the conundrums sent to 
Charley Reed's last riddle mat'nay was one from the " woman's friend" 
(as Althea called him that memorable day o' the decision), Judge Sulli- 
van, askin' which knew the most law — hisself or Judge Deady ? (I guess 
that got the prize for the worst, don't you ? So we're goin' to loose one 
heiress at last ; rumor says 't it's a sure thing this time. I s'poBe that's 
why she ain't been to the germans o' late. I do feel real sorry for Ed.; 
still, if he's changed his base, he may make a good run this time. 

I understand 't the female artist 'ts got a picture in the Ladies' Exhi- 
bition 's real mad with me 'cause I repeated a suggestion 't I overheard 
that night about paintin' her own experiences. Ned says 't one o' his 
Mexican friends told him 't a Spanish fellah in town (a real blue-blood 
hidalgo sort o' article) 's goin' to start in a opposition to the picture, 'n 
have one done by some Mexican here illustratm' scenes from his own life. 
(The Judge says 't a club rampant '11 be the appropriate design, 'n got 
awful riled when I asked him if he meant the Pacific). He asked ma a 
riddle about the gentleman from Spain : " Why is he unlike a train of 
cars that wants to change its rail? Because one switches off, 'n the 
other switches on." What on top o' this earth does he mean ? 

Don't you remember 't I promised to tell you what the girls gave the 
fellahs for their Christmas? You just oughter a seen Ed. Sheldon's col- 
lection. (Ned says he took him up to his room 'n showed 'em to him). 
Slippers, initial handkerchiefs, mouckoires, Bachels, wisp-broom cases, 
suspenders 'n " good-night " cases till you couldn't rest One lady sent 
him a pair o' clocked silk socks to lead the next german in, 'n his black- 
eyed friend gave him a " too-too " scarfpin. I tell you, it pays to be a 
society pet, but I think 't he 's acted real unfaithful to his first patroness* 
over to San Rafael — he never goes near 'em now. Senator Fair, he got 
things to such an extent 't the elevator to the Occidental had to refuse to 
fill up any more, 'cause the passengers was a growlin' so at bein* crowded. 
Al. Bowie he got a tennis bat, *n box o' handkerchiefs, 'n ten boxes o' 
candy, 'n six popcorn balls, 'a a lot o' music paper — to write on,, don't 
you know ?— 'n oh, lots o' things. Henry Redington got a lovely neces- 
saire from New York (I reckon 't the little widdah sent it), all fitted up 
complete, even to the thimble bein' a gold one. Winnie got a box o' 
safety matches in a match-safe, one-half a dozen papers o' safety pins, 'n 
pincushions from all his lady friends. There's a ohi maid 't lives to the 
Bella Vista 'ts dead gone on Al. Bowie. She 'b got lots o' coin, too, 'n so 
she asked that sweet little Mrs. Collier to tell her what to get ('cause 
they're great friends). Her present is 'comin' New Year's. She wanted 
to put it on the hotel Christmas tree, but was afraid 't folks 'd joke Al. 
'n make him mean to her. But I just wish 't you could a Been the gor- 
geous hand-glass 't was presented to La France. It was subscribed for 
by all the young ladies 't he knows in the city, 'n as they hope 't he'll 
think of 'em every time he looks in it, they're sure they'll never be absent 
from his thoughts more 'n five micnits at a stretch. They say 't when 
Sheldon made his appearance to the Eyre german on Christmas Eve, 't 
he was a reg'lar sight— pockets all stuffed out 'n arms full o' bundles. At 
first folks thought 't he was bringin' 'em all presents, 'n then 't he had 
the favors for the german; but when he asked for a spot to dump his 
things they found out 't he'd just come from the Christmas tea-party up 
on the Hill. 

The Judge 's always abusin' wimmen, 'specially young married oneR, 'n 
so the other night he was chinnin' away to ma 'bout the last dodge 't 
they'd adopted to get away from their husbands 'n go kitin' round Europe. 
They play 't they're goin' to study, oh, so hard, for op'ra, 'n then they'll 
come home 'n make cords o' money for their hubbies, 'n so off they go, 'n 
that's 'bout the last 't folks hear o' the " lyric stage." 1 must say 't I 
don't blame the last one 't went for makin' up any excuse for gettin' away 
from such a husband 's she's got (old Crow). 

You just wait till you hear about the novel entertainment 'ts goin' to 
be given after New Year's. I ain : t allowed to more 'n hint at it just yet, 
but this much I can say, 't a lady 't lives to one o' the big hotels has got 
it up, 'n only rich folks can stand it. GueBs what it is ? I reckon 't my 
next 'II enlighten you about it some. Just one word before I stop, 'n 



that's a word o' counsel to a counsel (now ain't that comical), he'd better 
quit his little game with that married woman. Metzler could tell him 't 
he's spotted, 'n things 'II be made lively for him if he don't look out. 
This in all kindness from Mag. 



J. W. Carmany, No. 25 Kearny street, is still in the lead. His stock 
of Underwear and Gent's Furnishing Goods has never been equaled in 
San Francisco. 



M. J. FLAVIN & CO. 



IVe-w Year's Hats! 

A Most Complete Stock of New Goods! All New Styles! All New Blocks! 

The Only Direct Importers of Fine Huts that Sell Direct to the Masses 



Great I X L, 

924 to 928 Market Street, 

AND 

Cor. Kearny and Commercial Streets 

January 2. 

HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT. 

Mince-pies, Sweetmeats and Turkey. 

This is the Harvest-Time for Dyspepsia! 

Keep a Bottle of De Haven's "D. D.D." 

ON HAND, AND 

ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER, 

As One Dose will Hive Belief! 

We refer, by permission, to the following- well-known per- 
sons, who have tried it and been cured: 
Mrs. A. Boyls. 713 Minna street. 
J. H. Brbmkr (grocer), corner Vallejo and Larkin. 
S. G. Whitney, 433 Franklin street. 

S. M. Ronton {Goodyear Rubber Co.), 579 Market street, San Francisco. 
I. S. Foorman, 2022 California street, San Francisco, Cal. 
S. W. Nbal {with Law, King & Law), 240 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 
J. M. Wright, 2519 Sacramento street, San Francisco. 
Mrs. F. A. Homan, Perry, New York. 
Mrs. S. G. Bennett, 717 Post street, San Francisco. 
Mrs. A. T. Tuttle, Perry, New York. 

H. H. Creighton, 330i Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

Mrs. D. D. Warelee (wife of real estate dealer), Mtn. View, Santa Clara Co., Cal. 
A. Roos (of Roth & Co.), 214 and 216 Pine street, near Sansome, San Francisco. 
Mrs. A. S. Robinson, 3 Torren'a Court, off Clay street, between Hyde and Larkin. 
Mrs. L. Mann, 622 Sutter street, San Francisco. And many others, [Dec. i2. 

C .A. I, I F O R N I ^ 

Artificial Stone Paving Company 

(SOHrLLINGER'S PATENT.) 

For Sidewalks, Garden Walks, Corridors, Offices, Carriage Drives, 

Stable and Cellar Floors, Kitchens, etc 

g^* The Courts here and in the East have decided that Artificial Stone Pave- 
ments, with plastic concrete, and in detached blocks, are infringements of the 
Schil linger Patent; and also that when the plastic material is blocked off with a 
trowel and cut through far enough to control the crackiny caused by shrinkage, 
that such pavement is in law the same as if laid in detached blocks, and is an 
infringement of the patent. All property owners having such pavements laid with- 
out the license of the above company will be prosecuted. 

OFFIOE-404 Montgomery St., San Francisco. 

M. LYNCH President I ALBERT H. REICHUNG. ..Secretary 

G. GOODMAN, Manager. 

J. TOMPKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 antl 61 Minna Street, 

Bet. First and Second, S. F. One Block from Palace Hotel. 

Carriages and Cabs at Paciflc Club, No. 130 Post St.; also N. E. Cor, Montgomery 
and Bush sts. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable especially for calling. Turnouts 
to rent by the month. Vehicles of every description at reduced ratea. 

TELEPHONE No. 153. Dec. 19. 

A. BUS WELL, 

BOOK-BINDER, PAPER-RULER, PRINTER 

AND BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER, 

605 Montgomery St., Near Clay, San Francisco. 

MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 SXJTTEK STREET ABOVE EEASNT 

Hall to Let for Balls, Clubs, etc. August 1. 



/ 



Jan. >, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



ir> 



PASSING REMARKS. 




A Happy New Year ! May you all live up to at leant one of the 
many proinbe* of reform an<l rood intention* with which each one of you 
begiu* the uew year. It in .1 difficult task, I know; for in the very Do- 
or pledge Lies the Improbability of its efficacy. If a 
man's weakueues are such that mere determination or will power cannot 
cure them, they are incurable. What that will not do, all the pledges 
and promises in the world will Dot effect, 

a • • • a 

The foundation of a stable currency can only be a value which is prac- 
tically intrinsic. A value which legislation cannot affect. In other 
words, a value beyond ordinary human influence. The silver men un- 
consciously admit the fallacy of their theories wheo they admit that 
unfriendly legislation affect* their pet metal. A few words in the Presi- 
dent's message, of merely indirect importance, caused a fall in silver of 
nearly a half per cent. A value so easily influenced is a peculiar basis 
for a nation's curreucy. Do these silver financiers believe that any amount 
of legislative warfare could affect the value of gold ? Of the 203,000,000 
silver dollars coined, 50,000,000 are in actual circulation and 140,000,000 
in theoretical circulation, being represented by silver certificates. Would 
not these one hundred and forty millions be in circulation just the same if 
they were simply Government promises— currency, and not the evidences 
of actual dollars stored in some Treasury vault ? It is not the deposited 
dollars, of which they are the receipts, that make these bits of paper 
current. It is their legal tender qualification for certain debts which 
makes one man take them from another. The gold certificates, of which 
there are 137,000,000 dollars outstaudiDg, cannot be considered in the same 
light as the silver certificates. They are more properly receipts for special 
deposits held for convenience's sake, and are not in general circulation. 
Just as soon as more Bilver dollars — in certificates or as coins — are forced 
into use than are required for change and for Custom House absorption, 
they will be quoted at a discount. Financial utopists may succeed in in - 
fiicting od the country their ideas, but they will, as weli as all others, 
suffer when the inevitable crash comes. 

***** 
There was a man hanged, a few weeks ago, in Idaho. There is noth- 
, strange about this except that in this particular case the hanging was 
Se by the Sheriff. That is out of the usual order of things, and seems 
_ce a bit of unreasonable opposition to the regularly- constituted Vigi- 
un-es. This particular Sheriff was a good-hearted fellow. LikeKo-Ivo, 
he probably never imagined, when he ran for office, that he would be 
called upon to send a fellow-beinji into eternity. The final preparations 
had been completed, and the fatal trap was about to be sprung. " Is 
there anything I can do for you?" asked the Sheriff of the doomed 
man. " Have you a favor to ask?" "Yes," said the poor chap, "I 
bhould very much like to smoke a cigarette." " My dear fellow," replied 
the humane Sheriff, " here is a whole pack ! " 

***** 

Salvini, who is to be the next great artist to visit us, is a big man 
physically. He is of heavy build and of slow movement. He is a genial 
fellow, but his amiability and courtesy is like himself — ponderous. I 
crossed the ocean with him a few months ago. In the freedom and inti- 
macy of the steamer's smoking room, he told us many interesting things. 
His opinion of Mary Anderson as an actress was expressed in a short 
but significant way. "She is a beautiful statue as Galatea ! " was all he 
said. We were talking one day about Victor Hugo. Salvini spoke of 
having met him once. The great writer had expressed much admira- 
tion for the great artist, and it was known that Salvini was an enthusi- 
astic Hugoite. Mutual friends brought them together. I was curious to 
know on what topics these two men had conversed, and asked Salvini. 
He laughed, and answered: " Well, I always Bmile when I think of it. 
With so many things of mutual interest — the stage, art and literature — 
to discuss, we talked the whole time about — politics I " It is curious 
that these fwo great minds should have fallen on such a subject. 
***** 

It used to be the custom on the Paris omnibus lines for the conductors 
to pass around among the passengers, during the last week of the year, a 
box for an annual pourboire. This practice has now been abandoned by 
all but one company. Victor Hugo lived on the line of the stages run- 
ning from the Bourse to Paaay. Every day — rain or shine — he took a ride 
in one of these omnibuses, invariably taking a seat on the outside — the 
Imperiale— as it is called. Some years ago he instituted a fund, the in- 
terest of which is divided among the drivers and conductors of his favor- 
ite 'buses. In connection with this, the " Victor Hugo " line, as it is 
popularly called, has preserved the old system of an appeal to the public 
every year. 

# * # # 

An amusing incident occurred in connection with Salvini's first appear- 
ance in Paris. Libretti of the different plays in which he was to play had 
been printed, with a French translation — the work of a smart writer. 
The day of the first performance, Salvini, who had not seen the books, 
asked for the one of the play in which he was to make his bow to the 
Parisians. The play was Sunt, a masterpiece of classical dramatic liter- 
ature by Cavaliere Luigi Altieri. Looking over the pages Salvini was 
horror-struck to find the first line of the celebrated monologue, with 
which his name in Italy is inseparably associated— a monologue in which, 
in words of the purest poesy, Saul apostrophizes the glorious morn — 
" BclV alba questa 1 " — translated in this most common-place of common- 
place ways: "Quelle belle matinee!" This was too much for Salvini's 
artistic sense, and he flatly refused to appear in the play announced, un- 
less the buoks were withdrawn from sale, and that was done. 

***** 

It is astonishing to note how universally popular the variety entertain- 
ment has become. In all the large cities of England and Germany, and 
in Paris, there are halls acd theatres devoted to such shows — and most of 
the performance of those who have attained fame (!) in the United States. 
Ferguson and Mack were at one of the Paris Concert Gardens last Sum- 
mer. Their large posters stood out in incongruous prominence amid the 
small placards of the French theatres. Clairbeau. 



The Murphy Building, 

Corner Market and Jones Streets. 

SEASONABLE GOODS AND LOWEST PSI0ES! 

CLOAKS! 

At ASTONISHINGLY .LOW PRICKS. 



J. J. O'BRIEN & CO. 

Respectfully announce that tlioir Special and Unprecedented Sale of CloaJtH ud 
Wraps » now. on, .during which Ihobaluoeol their Fan Importation!, Including 

the Choicest floods, will bo closed out at Special and Extraordinary Rcdui 

in order to dinpuxc ,,f this stock before the season closes. Ladies desirous of 

purchasing may expect to find the 

HOST DESIRABLE BARGAINS EVER OFFERED I 



Ladies' Plush Wraps', 
Ladies' Velvet Wraps, 
Ladies' Sealette Plush Cloaks, 
Ladies' Jersey Waists, 



Ladies' Hand-Made Shawls, 
Ladies' Walking Jacketa, 
Pellwes, etc., and the 
Best and Largest Assortment in the City. 



SPECIAL! 

500 Tuilor-Mado WALKING JACKETS, marked down to the low price of *1.60 each. 
300 Ladies' Boucte WALKING JACKETS, regular value $10; marked down to the 
low price of $5 each. 

350 Ladies' PELISSES, richly trimmed with Plush, value $10; marked down 
to $5 each. 

fg$~ Ladies will find these floods seasonable, stylish and new -a marked contrast 
to those offered by many Cloak Houses, and at prices low enough to surprise. 



Country Orders respectfully solicited. 

All purchases delivered free of charge in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 



J. J. O'BRIEN & CO., 
Corner of Market and Jones Streets. 



January 2. 



PIAMflCI DECKER BROS'. 

IrtllUVJ I Matchless in Tone, Durability and Finish. 
They Lead very where. CASH OR INSTALLMENTS. 
KOHLEE .V. CHASE, General Agents, 

[Oct. 31.] 137 and 139 Post Street. 

[ESTABLISHED 1803.] 

COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION GAS SPECIALISTS. 

f&- Positively EXTRACT TEETH WITHOUT PAIN; 20,000 References; also 
Perform ALL OPERATIONS IN DENTISTRY. 

Phelan Building, Parlors 6, 7, 8, 0, 10. 

ENTRANCE-806 MARKET STREET. August 22. 

J. E. K. NUTTALL, 411 California Street. 

BROKER IN STOCKS, BONDS. LOCAL SECURITIES AND INSURANCE. 
Loans Nkootiated. Dec. 5. 



ROOFING 

REPAIRS. 



For Rooflrnj Repairs, Send an Early Order to 

H. G. FISKE. 

THE PIONEER ROOFER, 

827 Market Street. [Oct. 31. 




P"^^ 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan, 2, 18j<G. 



REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco. California, for 
the Week ending December 28, 1885. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency, 401 California Street, S. P. 
Monday, December 21st. 



GRANTOR AND GRASTKK. 



T A C Dorland to C W Tegcler. . . 



Wm E Townsend to T H Downing 
A Borel to Mary A Harrias 



Wm Kennedy to John Duff.. 

Same to Gumming Duff 

E F Ohm to NelB Anderson.. 



Wm McCormick to Stephen Unyle 
Franklin C Ellis to Henry Ellis . 
Benno Samuel toADerrc 



DESCRIPTION". 



Jno Crabtree to Lotta M Crabtree' 



S 18th, 150 w Church, w 25x114— M 
B93 

Lot 142, Gift Map No 3 

S Jackaon,165 w Scott, w 27:6 x 127:8 
W A 464 

S 17th street, 100 e Diamond, e 25x75- 
H Addn 19S 

S 17th, 75 e Diamond, e 25 x 75, be- 
ing in II A 1!>S 

Nw Perry, 275 ne 3rd, ne 25*75— 100- 
vara 77 

N Farralone, 350 w Plymooth, w 50x126 

Lote336 to3!>5,Glft Map No 1 

S O'Farrell, 110 w Octavia, w 27:6x120 
-W Addn 203 I 

All real estate in State of Cala ! 



$ 675 

5 

1,500 

10 

10 

500 
100 

200 

4,000 

5 



Tuesday, December 22nd. 



J J Oweu to Kossuth D Bronson . , 
Ahrain S Kichman to G Ammerup 
A Barbieri et al to A D Tinoco 

Mnrlha Dudley to Arnold Postol.. 
TAG Dorland to Mary Cassidy.. 

James R Linen to Thos White — 
Albert C Titcomb to Jno DollWcr 
T Lindeuburger to J Meagher. 



Mary Taylor to W W Wade 

S U Bigelow to Owen Lineban - . . . 

Eug Ilogan & wf to Chaa Barrett. 

(.'has Barrett to Margt Barrett . . . 
II Hutchinson to Thos Jennings. 

Mary Carpenter to Eliza J Smith. 

Geo Wittman to Louisa Goedeekc. 



Lot 7, blk 113, University Hd... .. 
Wone-bairioty, blocit L, RRHd.. 
N Jackson, 165:0 w Stockton, n 62:6, e 

28, u 57:6, e 36:6 , s 120, w 64 to beg. 

S Clipper, 125 e Church, e 21x114 

N lftth, 35 w Church, w 50x100, being in 

MB93 

Lot 1, lilV. I, Excelsior Hd 

W Hyde, 100 e Sutter, p 37:6x116:6 

Beg 1113:4 s 15th, and 160 w Castro, s 105 

w 21:6, nw to a pt, e 62:4 to heg 

E Ind'mna, 260:3 n Yolo, n 166:3x100... 
Ne lllh, 100 n Bryant, nw 25x100, bein 

in M B42 

Sw 7th, 120 nw Bryant, nw 25x85, being 

ing in 100-vara 254 

Same 

S Oak, 196 w Van Ness, w 22, a 198:3 

to Market, ne 27, n 182:5 to beg... 
S 16th, 99 w Guerrero, w 28x82, being 

in MB38 

S Union, 137:6 e Powell, e 31:4, s 94, w 

9 In. s43:6, w 33:7, n 137:6 to beg.. 



25 
750 



500 
1,575 



825 
5 
5 



535 

3U0 



2.700 
Gift 

25 

2,C00 

10.000 



Wednesday, December 23rd. 



Chus P Duane to Loyall Farragut 

PWSelbytoJL Lilienthal 

L G'ttig to Peter E Duchein et al. 
F Koiiold to Sigmund Greenbaum 
Thos McGuire to Elizlh McGuire. 
U Lux to W Talbot & W Bosworth 

Hih Sv & Ln Soe to Jno Powers. 
Park Ld Invst Co to James Hanley 
Same to T Lowney 



D Sherman et al to J F PIuub. . 



(."has W Stcurc to Albert Dibhle.. 
G A Berton el al to L FBordclot. 



Same to Henry C Cignocx.. 



Chas J Robinson to O Fant-s.. 
A Borel to Emil Meyer 



A Sulro to Jas Quinn.. 



Nw Harrison, 275 ne 5th, ne 50xSS 

N Jackson, 137:6 e Octavia, e 6S:9il27. 

Nw Folsom,250 ne 4th, ne 25xr'5.... 

Se 18th av and Sacramento, w 210xnG00. 

Nw Jessie, 200 sw 4tb, sw 25x65 

N Vallejo, 30 w Octavia, w 21:3x125 ; in 
trust foi Sarah B and Ha t tie Cooper. . 

Nw 8th and Tehama, nw 25x100 

N Tyler, 75 w Willard, w 25x100 

Willard, 100 s Turk, a 25x100, being 
in W A 785 

N Washington, 137:6 w Broderlck, n 
127:8, w 137:6, s 127:8, e 56:3, n 80, e 
25, s 80, e 56:3 to beg. 

E Valencia, 70 n 18th, n 05xSO 

N North Point st, 137:6 w Taylor, w 137: 
6x137:6; n North Beach block 8; ii 
Washington, 107 e Montgomery, e 20x 
60; s Pacific, 98:1 w Stockton, s 72:10 
x w 19:5; * % 100-vara lot 161 

S Tehama, 130 e 3rd, e 50xS0; sw 7th 
2(.Hlsc Bryant, se 65x80 

S 19th, 27:6 e Jessie, e 37:6x85 

N rVashgtn, 192:6 e Deviaadcro, e 27:6 
X127:6 

LotB 32 to 35, blk B, Park Lane tract 



5 

5,500 
700 
Gift 

3,200 

5.000 

565 



10 
7,250 



1,750 
680 



Thursday, December 24th. 



Jno Wielaod to Margt Walsh 

It O'Donuel) to Luig'i Oavagnaro.. 

Edwin S Tucker to BP Searight. 

D Armstrong to Jno O'Farrell.... 

Wm L Geary to Wm II Bovee 

Oliver Eldridge to Moses Ellis.... 

Leon Pieper to W H Berber 



Siime to Same., 
Same to Same.. 
Same to Same.. 



Leopold Peiper to Same 

Ilih S a Ln Soc to F Jacobi et al 
Lafayette Story to AugUBte Derre 



W Webster, 72 n Kate, n 24x71:3 

S Vallejo, 107:6 e Powell, e 20, s 63, w 

33:4, n 3, e 13:4, n 60 to beg. 

E lot ave, 103:4 i? Way at, s 25x101:2— W 

Addn 848 

W Morse, 99:6 a Pine, s 19x48, being in 

50-vara268 

N Broadway, S6:8 e Van Ness ave, e 52 

X137:6-WA48 

W Polk, 100:4 n Union, n -60:7, w 37:1 

sj 71 to beg 

Ne RaiiBCh, 150 nw Folsom, nw 25x112 

—100-vara 269. 

E Tehama, 50 n Prospect PI, n 50x80 . . 
W Folsom, 75 n Prospect PI, n 25x80.. . 
Nw Welsh, 195 sw 4tu, aw 30x75, being 

in 100-vara 171. 

W Folsom, 50 n Prospect PI, n 25x80. . 

Nc2od, 105 se Bryant, se 25x80 

Sc California and Jones, e 68:9x127:6— 

50-varal074 



$1,250 
4,500 

5 
2,750 
2,500 

5 

6,000 
2,000 



6.000 
5.000 
2,000 



Saturday, December 26th, 



August Derre to Geo Whittell .... 

Chaa E Job to Jane Job 

Winfield S JoneB to Elizth Hooker 

Jno F EngliBb to Peter Rasmussen 
Louis Bernetein to A C Rosendale 
AlvaB Clute to Anna C Tietjen.. . 

G Mcintosh to Roaanna Florence. 

FLA Pioche et al to Alice Bcnn, 
Jos Adams to G Mcintosh 



S California, 34:4 e Jones, e 34:3x137:6 

— 50-varal074 

Se cor Potrero blk 1 19, w 25x100 

W Hyde, 73:9 n Clay, n 35x137:5, being 

in 50-Tara 363 

Lot 2, blk 235, S S F Hd & R R Assn... 

Assigns for benefit of creditora 

>N Sacramento, 197:6 e Polk, e 27:6x127:8 

— W Addn 17 

W one-half lot 1, blk 12, Pioche & 

Robinson snhdivs. 

Lot 22, blk l.City Ld Assn 

Lot 50x100 in ne cor of lot 3, blk 17, P 

& R Su'odivB 



$ 10 

Gift 



4,475 
1 



2,700 
1 



Monday, December 28th. 



GRANTOR AND GKANTEK. 



G Mcintosh to Alice Benn 

Same to Same et al 

Fm & Mch Bk of Svsto V Bellman 

Thos Keogh to Wm Godfrey 

Julia LisBak to V Meneslni 

Moses Ellis to Oliver Eldridge 



Georges Morean to P Harrigan. . . 

Gorham P Beal to Geo Moffat 

Jos Rosenthal to Same 

Isidore Eoudiu et al to A Derre. . . 
Slade A Earle Jr to F P Lai* on.. 
R H Mowbray to L McDonogh.... 
City & Co toA Fried 



A Fried to Daol Laird.. 



DESCRIIT'ON. 



Lot 25x100, lot 3, blk 17, P& R subdivs 

Lot 25x100 in ne cor of Same 

Lot 15, blk 351, SS FHd& R ft Assn.. 

W Hoffave,122sl6tb at, s 25x92:6 

N Green, 137:6 w Powell, w 34:4x137:6.. 
Beg 37 w Polk, and 167 n Union, nw 85, 

sw21:9, a 61:8, e 69:ll to beg 

Lots 3 and 4, blk 250, O'Neill-Haley tct. 

Se Market, 390 ew 7th, sw 77:6x165 

Same 

N Pacific, 106 c Taylor, e 20x02:6 

N Oak, 82:6 e Webetcr, e 55x150 

W Broderiek, 75 n Fell, n 25x96:10 .... 
Ne Pine and Baker, e 57:6x82:6, being 

in W Addn540 

Same 



5 

130 
1,400 
3,700 

5 
5 
85,000 
5 
3,500 
6 750 
1,100 



BURR FOLDING BEDS! 

Save RENT, Save ROOM, and Save an IMMENSE 
AMOUNT OP WORK. 

gg- Thirty Styles, FROM 830 UP. Catalogue on application. 



[August 22.] 



BURR FOLDING BED CO., 

603 Jlarkrt Street, Snn Frnuclsro. 



JBlanli Books. 

BLANK BOOKS manufactured of every size and stylo from 

CAREW Fine LEDGER PAPERS. 

COUNTING-HOUSE REQUISITES, INCLUDING 

GRAVES PATENT INDEXES, 
TRIAL BALANCE BOOKS, 
DIARIES FOR 1885. 

CUNNINGHAM. CUJtTISS & WELCH, 

[Nov. 21. J 



327, 329, 331 Smisome Street. 



LIEBIG COMPANY'S EXTRAOT 

OF MEAT. Finest and Cheapest Meat Flavoring- Stock for Sound, 
Annual sale 8,000,000 jars. 



Made Dishes and Sauces. 



L I E B I Gr COMPANY'SH EXTRACT 

OP MEAT. An invaluable tonic. " Is a success and a boon for which 
nations should feel grateful."— Sec Medical Press, Lancet, ete. 

Genuine only with the fae-simile of Baron Liebig's Signature in Blue 
Ink across the Label. The title "Baron Liebig" and photo- 
graph having been largely used by dealers with no connection 
with Baron Licbig, the public arc informed that the Liebig 
Company alone can offer the article with Baron Liebig'fi 
guarantee of genuineness. 

LIEBIG COMPANY'S EXTRACT 

OF MEAT. To be had of all Storekeepers, Grocers and Chemists. 
Sole Agents for the United States (wholesale only): C. DAVID 
& CO.. 9 Fenchurch Avenue, London, England. 



Sold Wholesale by BICHAKDS, HARRISON & SHERWOOD 
and LANGI-EY & MICHAELS. June 0. 



PIANOS. 



HAZELTON BROS. 

AND HEMME & LONG. 



CHAS. S. EATON, 735 Market Street 

33T Sold on installments. June 13. 

THOMAS PRICE'S ASSAY OFFICE 

AND CHEMICAL LABORATORY, 

524 Sacramento St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Coin Return On All Bullion Deposits in 2£ Hours 

CAREFTJT, ANALYSES MADE OP 

0KES, METALS, SOILS, WATEBS and All Industrial Products. 

WORKING TESTS. June 20. 

DR. RICORD'S RESTORATIVE PILLS. 

Buy Nooebnt the Geualue— A Specific for Exhausted Vital- 
ity, Physical Debilitv, Wasted Forces, etc. — Approved by the Academy of 
Medicine, Paris, and the Medical Celebrities. Agents for California and the Pacific 
States J G. STEELE & CO , 635 Market street (Palace Hotel), ban Francisco. 
Sent hv mail or express anywhere. PRICKS REDUCED. Box of f,0, $1 25; of 100, 
$2; 200, 33 50; of iOO, $0. Preparatory Pills, $2, Send for Circular. July 1. 



Jan. 2, 188C. 



CALIFORNIA ADVKRTISKK. 



17 



NOTABILIA. 



"What !•»%■♦* ynu mt for dinner to day, wife?" nld BfoOawber. "Well, 
let me ww. l'vo phaty "f bot water, smut* ilran knives and forka ami 
— unl oh, ml >"u remember the turkey we had on Thanksgiving?* 1 
"iVrtainly." "Well, rre drawn a pen-and-ink Bketch of the skeleton 

and " Hut Mr. McOawber had yone tt> the nearest policy shop, 

where he b now waiting foreomi ant him with one of those 

stylish Mats that are sohl by White, No. 614 Commercial street. 

Rev. Dr. Duryca, is in favor of Sunday newspapers. He says "if 
people front t' i> eo ohnroh they most d<> aomething, and a good news- 
paper is better than a bad book." Still, if the fishing is good, a man can 
worry through the day very nicely, without either book or newspaper. 

-Non: Herald, 

A crltio, in noticing the production of a new play, said "there was 
too much bustle on the stem," Wo have frequently noticed that. Too 
much bustle and not enough other clothing. Now, in a ballet it is differ- 
ent. There is no bustle in that— nor any other wardrobe worth speaking 
of, but the Imperishable Paint, Hold by J. 11. Kelly & Co., Market 
street, goes three times as far aa other paints, and is impervious to sun 
or rain. 

Outside of a minor's tent in Idaho a red-shirted man was searching 
for his tin cup. Not finding it, he observed : " Some infernal thief has 
stolen my cup." Then, sticking bis head into the tent, he asked : " Any 
of you gentlemen got it? " — Puck. 

Customer— " Is my portrait doue?" Artist— " Not quite. I'll have 
it ready to-morrow. n Hut you have been four weeks at it already. 
How much have you Bot done ? " " Oh, I've got my name done. I shall 
begin on the portrait in the morning, and in the meanwhile you can go 
pa P. J, Cassin & Co., corner of Washington and Battery streets, and 
buy pure and unadulterated Liquors, in retail quantities at wholesale 
prices." 

The Fastidious Waltor.— Customer — '* Why, hang it, man! You're 
wiping off uiy plate with your handkerchief." New waiter— "That's all 
tight. I'm going to put it in the wash next week, anyhow." 

— Texas Sittings. 

We learn from a reliable exchange that a good healthy hippopotamus 
is valued at $20,000. Here is an idea for the fashionable girls who lead a 
thousand dollar dog along Chestnut street. Get a hippopotamus and kill 
the other girls with envy. This suggestion is thrown out without any 
charge, but Bradley & Rulofaou, corner of Geary and Dupon streets, keep 
on taking the very best photographs. 

A Boston girl, and a bright ooe, too, was recently introduced to 
Lieutenant Danenhower, and in her confusion, could find nothing to say 
but " I suppose you found it very cold at the North pole." 

— Boston Home Journal. 

In Sweden the government runB the drinking saloons. Every country 
has its peculiar customs. In America, for example, the drinking saloons 
run the government, and everybody that wants to treat his wife to a de- 
licious lunch, takes her to Swain's Pioneer Bakery, No. 213 Sutter street. 
All the appointments and surroundings of this establishment are recherche. 

The attempt to clear Coffee on the ground of insanity, calls atten- 
tion to the fact that when a murder in committed, the insane man is 
always the first to use his weapon and in never himself killed. 

—Pitts. Tel. 

Health Is impossible when the blood is impure, thick and sluggish, 
or when it is thin or impoverished. Such conditions give rise to boils, 
pimples, headaches, neuralgia, rheumatism and other disorders. Ayer's 
Sarsaparilla makes the blood pure, rich and vitalizing, 

Polson-oalt cured by Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately af- 
ter returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will be pre- 
vented. James G. Steele & Co., 635 Market street. 

" Squaws do the threshing for the farmers in Nevada," says a corre- 
spondent. That is a peculiarity of the sex everywhere. Every small boy 
knows who does his thrashing for him. —Pittsburg Chronicle. 

Ayer's Cherry Pectoral is recommended by physicians of the great- 
est eminence on both sides of the Atlantic, as the most reliable remedy 
for colds and coughs, and all pulmonary disorders. It affords prompt 
relief in every case. No family should ever be without it. 

The song of the farmer who has been fleeced by bunco men — I was a 
granger and ye took me in. — Palmer Journal. 

The Golden Era Company has just issued a volume of short stories 
by Sam. Davis, the well-known Pacific Coast humorist ; also a little 
souvenir of a visit to Mount Tamalpais by Madge Morris, Adele B. 
Carter, Ella Sterling Cummins, H. Wagner and Theodore Wilson.^ 

J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trade mark— star within a shield. 

Messrs. S. R. Wlnohell & Co , of Chicago, have issued an edition of 
Hamlet, with critical comments, suggestions and plans for its study, by- 
Homer B. Sprague, President of Mills College, Cal. It is an interest- 
ing brochure. 

The man who received a tomahawk by express acknowledged that he 
had a queer axe sent. — Boston Transcript. 

Rakocsy Bitter Water unsurpassed against bilious attacks and dis- 
orders of the liver. 

11 What is your idea of love, Mr. Sinnick 1 " " Three meals a day, and 
well cooked." — Chicago Ledger. 

" Shadows " is the title of a volume of meritorious verses from the pen 
of G. K. Camp, just issued by A. L. Bankroft & Co. 

The sliver question is double-barreled. It is how to get a dollar ? and 
how to get rid of it ? Lowell Courier. 




Wolff & Rheinhold, 

506 Battery Street, 
SOLE AGEN is 

TOR 

This Favorite Brand of 
Champagne. 



WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

BAN ERANCISCO AND NEW YORK. 

— AGENCIES — 
Chicago: London: ANtorla: 

91 HICHIUAN AVENUE, 4 Bishopaga-te St. Within, Flavel s Wharf AWaruhoiwu 

!\ B. McGoYKRN, EUOBNK E. JONKS, 8AMURL. BbUORS, 



Agent. 



A^ent. 



Agent. 



We have our Brokers in cvory commercial city of importance In the Western, 
Uiddlo and Eastern States, and employ a large "stuff of traveling salesmen. We 
have the boa facilities for the distributional California Products Bast, and give 

especial attention t<. California Wines and Brandies, Bal o in barrels, Dried Fruit, 

Lima and Small White Beans, Canned Salmon, Canned Goods, liaising, Oranges. 
Barley and other Products. 

E. L. G.STEELE & CO. 

(Successors to O. ADOLl'IIE LOW & CO.), 

Shipping and Commission Merchants, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

-AGENTS: — 
American Sugar Refinery and Washington Salmon Cannery. 

II. B. Williams. A. Cbkskbbouou. VV. II. Dimond. 

WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. 

ONION BUILDING JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS. 

Agents for Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Company, 
The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Company. "The California Line of Clippers," 



from New York and Boston, and " The Hawaiian Lino." 



March ■!■>. 



CALIFORNIA SUGAR REFINERY, 

OFFICE, 327 MAItKF.T STREET -REFINERY, POTRERO. 

CLAUS SPRECKELS President 

J. D. SPRECKELS Vice-President 

A. B. SPRECKELS Secretary 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

GENERAL SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
NO. 309 SANSOME STREET, 

[Jan. 12.] SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 

SELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street San Franoisoo 

Gold and Sliver Refinery and Ah.nh.v Office. 

62T" Manufacturers of Bluestonc, Lead Pipe, Sheet-Lead, Shot and 
The f * Standard" Machine- Loaded Shotgun Cartridges, under the 



Chamherlin Patents. 



[Sept. 12. 



MOUNT VERNON COMPANY, BALTIMORE. 

The undersigned having been appointed AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST 
for the sale of tho manufactures of above company, have now in store: 

Sail Duok— all Numbers; 
Hydraulic -all Numbers: 
Draper and Wagon Duck, 

From 30 to 120 Inches Wide, and a Complete Assortment of All Qualities 2SJ-Inch 
DUCK, from 7 ozs. to 15 ozs., inclusive. 

MURPHY, GRANT & CO. 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY 

No* 310 Sansome Street. 

San Francisco, 

WHOLESALE DEALERS IN EVRB. 



JOSEPH GILLOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Hold Medal, Paris, 187S. 

Sold by all Stationers. Sole A«en< for the United Nt»|p», 
MR. HENRY 110E, 91 Juhu street, N. Y. Jan. 6. 



1£ 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan, 2, 18*6. 



AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND NOTES. 
The Steamship " Mararoa " arrived in the bay from the antipodes 
on Monday evening, bringing advices up to the end of November.^— 
Cardinal Moran's reception in Sydney was quite a brilliant affair.-^ 
The labor dispute between the men engaged in handling coal on the 
wharves at Sydney and Newcastle, seems to have been settled on a com- 
promise basis. Work is dow proceeding regularly. -The new mail ser- 
vice, via San Francisco, is becoming more popular every day.^— Sir 
Patrick Jennings the new Colonial Secretary of New South Wales, has 
announced that his Ministry is in favor uf an irrigation scheme, involving 
an outlay of fifty million dollars. If the Ministerial scheme is adopted 
by Parliament, a loan for that amount will probably be offered on the 
London Market. —The Colony of Tasmania is about to send an Agent- 
General to London.— Oppressively warm weather is prevailing all over 
the Colony of New South Wales, and bush fires are numerous.-^It 
seems doubtful whether an Australian cricket team will be sent to Eng- 
land this year. -^— A cable line of street cars has just been established in 
Melbourne and works successfully.^— St. John's Church, Sydney, has 
been struck by lightning and considerably damaged.— The steamship 
Hampshire, from Hongkong to Sydney, reports that while in the Flores 
Sea (a great resort for whales), on October 24 she sighted the track of a 
whale, and shortly afterwards observed a number of men about 4 miles 
on the port bow. The ship's course was immediately altered, and she 
bore down on the men — ten in number — who were clinging to a portion 
of the spars of a wrecked vessel. A boat was lowered, and the men were 
brought aboard much exhausted. They stated that they were three days 
out from Laboe Hadji, in Alla's Straits, bound to Macassar with a cargo 
of rice. The vessel was under full sail when, without the slightest warn- 
ing, a whale struck the vessel, smashing it into splinter. The men, on 
being thrown into the water, swam to the floating spars, and had been 
clinging to the wreckage for four hours when they were picked up by the 
Hampshire.— A. large crop is expected in Western Australia this year. 
■■■—Sheet Anchor, the winner of the Melbourne Cup this year, is a fine 
upstanding aged brown horse, by St. Albans out of Queen Mary, and 
owned by Mr. M. Laughlin, of Ballarat, whose colors are white, green 
stripes, and scarlet cap. He has been engaged in many contests, and at 
times has been highly popular amongst the public, but this year's Cup 
was his first great victory.— The recently-formed New South Wales 
Miuistry will be represented in the Upper House by the Hon. George 
Thornton.-^ At a public meeting held at Ballarat, Victoria, recently, a 
resolution was carried viewing with alarm the enormous expenditure on the 
public works in and around Melbourne, and the tendency to centralize 
administration. It was agreed to form a Decentralization League to 
counteract the evil.— —The Victorian Wine Association is about to make 
an effort to obtain the introduction of Australian wines into the British 
markets up to 30 per cent, alcoholic strength, at a duty of twenty-five 
cents. ^— The North Queensland Separation League is still carrying on 
its agitation, but does not seem to meet with any great measure of suc- 
cess.— Dr. Webber, the new Episcopal Bishop of Brisbane has been in- 
stalled with imposing ceremonies. - There seems to be no doubt now 
but that the discoveries of gold made on King River, Tasmania, are 
really very important. ^— The works of the Johnson-Tyne foundry, Mel- 
bourne, have been destroyed by fire. ■■The schedule of Mr. Henry 
Henty, late of the well-known firm of H. & H. J. Henty, merchants, 
Melhourne, has been filed. The cause of the insolvency is attributed to 
the action of Mr. H. J. Henty, who drew bills and incured liabilities in 
trade in the name of the firm during insolvent's absence in England be- 
tween March, 1882, and March, 1885. The deficiency is about §750,000. 
-^There are Bigns of an inpending drought in New South Wales. ^— 
The government of Tasmania is about to erect some nine hundred miles 
of telegraph.— ^An additional Judge is about to be added to the Bench 
of the Supreme Court of Victoria.— —The Parliaments of Victoria, New 
South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand 
were in full blast when the mail left.- 



THAT VEXED QUESTION ABOUT THE PARK. 

The late Wm. Sharon, among his numerous and magnificent be- 
quests, left §50,000 for the improvement of the Park, of which San 
Francisco is beginning to be duly proud. He left his executors to de- 
termine how the money could best be expended, and the dailies, for some 
time, have been busy discussing that point. Two of the Park Commis- 
sioners favor the erection of a vast music hall, to be constructed largely 
of glass, and it seems as if their idea stands the best chance of being car- 
ried out. We do not think it would if the end intended to be reached 
were frankly disclosed. Messrs. Rosenfeldt and Pixley like the German 
method of spending Sunday, and think it cannot be too widely imitated 
by Americans. They see something so excellent and ennobling in the 
father of the family taking his wife and children to join with him in his 
potations, that they would turn the Park into a vast beer garden. Tbey 
see that if the idea were fully broached at the outset it would miscarry, 
because it would inevitably meet with opposition that would prevail. 
Therefore the full fruition of the plan is to be reached piecemeal. Mean- 
while the ultimate result is to be studiously disguised. For the present 
there is to be a glas3 music hall, in which people are to sit and listen to 
music, which at present they more pleasantly and appropriately hear in 
the open. In our excellent climate the balmy air of the outside is to be 
infinitely preferred to the stifling atmosphere of a crowded hall. Soon 
the ball by itself will prove a failure, and then will come the time when 
its true intent and purpose will be disclosed, and accomplishment will 
follow. If our people approve this, all right, but they should be 
taken into confidence at the outset, and not entrapped into something 
they may or may not approve of by indirection of any kind. There is 
no lack of Sunday beer gardens all over the city, and people who desire 
to enjoy themselves at such places have abundant opportunities to do so. 
It does seem as if the attractions of a public park, especially in this 
climate, ought to be of another and different kind. The attracting of 
people within doors is the result of the beer hall. The effect of grassy 
plats, flower beds and pleasing landscapes ought to be exactly the op- 
posite. All that ia inteuded to result from the erection of a Bo-called 
music hall ought to be openly, fully and frankly stated. 

If you want to get high-class works of Japanese art, go to G. T. Marsh 
& Co., No. 625 Market street, under the Palace Hotel. 



OYSTERS, 



California Market. 



At MAYES', 



T 



ENTRANCE ON CALIFORNIA STREET. 



PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

be Company's Steamer* will sail for New York, via 

PANAMA: 

At 2 o'clock p. m. 

Taking freight and passengers (or MAZATLAN, ACAPULCO, CHAMPEBICO, 
SAN JOSE DE GUATEMALA, ACAJUTLA, LA LIBEKTAD 
and PUNTA ARENAS. 

For HouKkoas, via Yokohama : 

CITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO JANUARY 19th, 1886 

CITY OF NEW YORK FEBRUARY 9th, 1886 

At 2 o'clock p. u. 
Excursion Tickets to Yokohama and return at reduced rates. 

For freight or passage apply at the 

Office, Corner First and Brannan Streets. 



[Jan. 2.] 



WILLIAMS. DIMOND & CO., General Aeents. 



OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

CARRYING UNITED STATES, HAWAIIAN AND COLONIAL MAILS. 

Will leave the Company's Wharf, Cor. Stenart and Har- 
rison Streets, at 2 p. M., JANUARY 2d, 

For HONOLDLI Steamer NT. l'AIL 

For Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Without Change: 

The Splendid New 3,000-Ton Iron Steamer, 

MARAROA... JANUARY 16th, at 2 p. M. 

Or immediately on arrival of the English mails. 
For freight or passage apply at office, 327 Market street, 
[Jan. 2.] JOHN D. SPRECKELS & BROS., General Agents. 

OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. —Steamers Leave Wharf Corner 
FIRST AND BRANNAN STREETS at 2 o'clock p. H., for YOKOHAMA 
AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yokohama with Steamers for SHANGHAI : 

Steamer. ,—1886.-*, From San Francisco. 

OCEANIC SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th 

GAELIC SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th 

BELGIC SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th 

SAN PABLO SATURDAY, MARCH 13th 

OCEANIC SATURDAY, APRIL 3d 

GAELIC THURSDAY, APRIL 22d 

BELGIC TUESDAY, MAY llth 

SAN PABLO TUESDAY, JUNE 1st 

OCEANIC TUESDAY, JUNE 22d 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohama and Return at Reduced Rates. 

Cabin Plans on exhibition and Passenger Tickets for sale at C. P. R. R. Co.'s 
General Office, Room 74, cor. Fourth and Townsend sts. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight Agent, at the Pacific Mail Steam 
ship Company's Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street. Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent. 

LELAND STANFORD, President. Dec. 12. 

PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

Steamers of ibis Company will brII from Broadway Wharf 
as follows: The Steamers MEXICO and QUEEN OF THE PACIFIC— 
For Victoria, B. C, and Puget Sound Porta: 10 a. m., NOV. 2d, 10th, ISth, 26th, 
DEC. 4th, 12th, 20th, 28th, JAN. 5th, and every eighth day thereafter. The first 
steamer of the month connects at Port Townaend with steamer " Idaho " for Alaska. 
For Portland, Oregon, in connection with the O. R. and N. Co.: ttvery five days. 
For Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obispo, 
Ga vioia, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hueneme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego: 
About every second day, excepting San Diego, every fifth day a. m. 

For Eureka, Areata, and Hookton, Humboldt Bay: Every Wednesday, at 9 o'clock. 
For Point Arena, Mendocino, etc.: Every Monday, at 3 P. m. 
Tlcfcet Office, No. 314 Uonlgomery Street, near Pine. 
GOOD ALL, PERKINS & CO., General Agents, 
[Nov. 7.] No. 10 Market street. 

SCOTCH WHISKIES I 

LOCHABAB: V. V. O. AtTCHTBRTOOL ; ROYAL BLEND. 
BANNOCKBTJEN : SPECIAL CREAK. 

Genuine, Absolutely Pure, Wholesome ; not like that mixed, fiery, miscalled 
" Scotch " made here, which produces headache, nausea and other painful conse- 
quences. In original packages, case and bulk. 

[Dec. 12.] W. H. CAMPBELL, Importer, 402 Front Street. 

SEARCHER OF RECORDS 

— AND 

Examiner of Titles 

TO LANDS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, 
G. W. MoKEAND. 

OFFICES — Southeast Corner Fourth and Broadway Streets, 

OAKLAND. Nov. 1. 

THOMAS MORFFEW, D. D. S., 

DENTIST, 
No. 8 Montgomery Street Corner Market, 

(Over the Hibernia Bank), San Francisco. 
Eg-Take the Elevator. 






CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



19 




Broad Gauge. 

COMSIMENCIJJG SUNDAY, APRIL 5. 1S8S, ami 
until f"rther nutioe. Boats iid Trains will k.ve from 
and arrive at San Pranciaco Paasenger L>epou, MAR- 
KET-STKEET WHARF, aa followa: 



Luvi S. F. 


DSSTI NAT 10 X. 


Arrive is S. F. 


WMk 

Days. 


Sundays. 


Petaluma, 
Santa Rosa, 


Sundays. 


Wwk 

Days. 


7:*5 jum. 






*:60 A. u. 






Pulton, 










Windsor, 








S:00 a. m. 


Healdsborg, 

Cloverdale 
and 


6:10 P. ft 




3:30 P. H. 




W*y Stations. 




6:05 p. u. 



7:<S a. m. 16:00 a M.| Ouernevllle. |6:10 p. W. [8:05 P. M, 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for Sevastopol and Mark 
West Springs. At Clairville (or Skagjjs Springs, and 
at Cloverdale for Highland Springs, Ke! soy villa, Soda 
Bay, Lakeport, Bartlett Springs, Saratoga Springs, 
Blue Lakes, Ukiah. Eureka, Navarre Ridge', Mendocino 
City and the Geysers. 



EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mondavi, 
to Petaluma, 81 75 ; to Santa Rosa, £3 ; to Healdsburg, 
$4 ; to Cloverdale, $6. 



EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundavs only— To 
Petaluma, 81 50 ; to Santa Rosa, 32 ; to Healdsburg, 83; 
to Cloverdale, §4 50 ; to QuernevUle, $3. 



From San Francisco for Point Tiburon and San Ra- 
fael, Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:15 A. M., 3:30 p. is., 
5:00 p. m..6:10 p. m.; Sundavs: 8:00 a. m., 9:30 a. m., 
11:00 a. m., 1:30 p. m., 5:00 p. m. 

To San FranciBco from San Rafael, Week Days— 
6:30 a If., 8:00 a. m., 10:30 a. m., 3:40 P. m., 5:05 p. m.; 
Sundays: 8:10 a. m, 9:40 a. m., 12:15 p. m., 3:30 p. h., 
5:00 P. m. 



To San Francisco from Point Tiburon, Week DayB— 
7:00 a. M.. 8:20 A. M., 10:55 A. M., 4:05 p. M., 2:30 P. M.; 
Sundays: 3:35 A. M., 10:05 A. M., 12:40 P. «., 3:55 
p. m., 5:30 p. m. 

63" Ticket Offices at Ferry aud 223 and 

430 Montgomery Street. 



H. C WHITING, 

Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYXN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. R. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONAHUE Leaves San Francisco, 

and Connects with Trains at SONOMA 

LANDING, aa follows : 

A • O C\ p- m., Daily (Sundays excepted), from WA8H- 
t.WV-r' INGTON-STREF.T WHARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. 

Sunday Excursions. 

8-OA A - M - (Sundays only), from WASHINGTON 
.^\J STREET WHARF, for the Town of So- 
noma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. Round-Trip Tickets : 
To Sonoma, $1; to Glen Ellen, 81 50. 



MAVOURNEEN. 

bright blue eyes long lashes under, 
Twin homes of love and thought and wonder, 
Sweet is your magic power, for lo! 

1 Bee you wheresoe'er I go! 
Light of my life, my star, my sun, 

Mavourneen, dearest one! 

true pure woman's heart and mind, 
In which earth's goodness is enshrined, 
Sweet is your magic power, for lo! 
You guide me wheresoe'er I go) 
Light of my life, my star, my sun, 
Mavourneen, dearest oue! 

—GasselVs Magazine* 



Young lady—" Do you admire Miss Rolling- 
ton's; dancing?" Horsey young man — "Yes; 
very much." Young lady — "And she dresses 
so well, too.*' Horsey young man — " Oh, I'm 
no judge of the harness, but lean answer for the 
action." — London Judy. 



It Is a mystery to many people how a fragile 
young girl, who wears a seventeen-inch belt, can 
sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner and eat the 
larger part of a sixteen pound turkey, whose 
girth was thirty-six inches on the dav of Ha 
death. . St. Paul Herald. 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 



(PACIFIC SYSTEM.) 



Trains Lea s. and are Sue to Arrive at, 

AN FRANCISCO: 



LIAVI 

(for; 



1S:00a.i. 

SUM A. 

•4:00 p. 
7:30 A. 



\ From OoJ. IS, 18SS. i 



•3:30 r . 

8:00 A 

«:00p. 
•6:00 t. 

8:00 a. 
•s:00a 

3:30 r. 

3:30 p. 
10:00 a 

3:00 P. 

3:00 P. 

7:30 A. 

8:00 a. 

7:30 a. 

8:00 p. 

4:00 p. 
•4:00 p. 

8:00 A. 
110:00 a. 

3:00 p. 

8:00 A. 
•9:30 a. 
•3:30 p. 
•9:30 a. 



.Byron.. 
. . Calistoga and Nip* 

.Xolfax '.""."."..'" 

. . 1 If It a. ttoUding and Portland.. 

..Gait via Martinez 

. -lone via Livormore 

. . K nik'ht's Landing 

. Livennore and Pleasanton. ... 

. .Martinez 

..Milton 

J Mojave, Demlngr, ) Express,... 

I El Paso p nd East, f Emigrant. . 

..Nilcsand Haywards.... 

j Ogvlen and East 1 Express 

t " " (Eraijrrant.... 

..Red Bluff via Marysville 

..Sacramento via Livennore.... 

" via Benicia 

11 via Benicia 

" via Benicia 

..Sacramento River Steamers... 
..San Jose 



ARRIVK 

(from) 



..Stockton via Livennore... 

" via Martinez 

" via Martinez 

..Tulare and Fresno 



10:10 p. 
•10:10 a. 

0:10 p. 

5.40 p. 

6:40 p. 
■10:40 a. 

5:40 p. 
10:10 a. 
■8.40 A. 

6:10 p. 
•7:10 r. 
10:40 a. 
10:40 a. 

3:40 p. 
11:10 a. 
11:10 a. 

6:40 p. 

5:40 p. 

6:40 p.. 
11:10 A. 
10:10 a. 
•6:00 a. 
•3:40 p. 
13:40 p. 

9:40 A. 

5:40 p. 
"7:10 p. 
10:40 a. 
«7:10 p. 



OUTHERNFACIFIi 



TIME SCHEDULE. 

PaaseiKrer Trains leave and arrive Passenffor Depot 
i<l St.. bet. 3d and 4th streets), San Francisco : 



A for Moraine/. 



p for Afternoon. 



From "SAN FBANGISCU," Dally. 

To EAST OAKLAND— »6:00, -6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 8:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 6:00, 6:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, •12:00. 

To FRUIT VALE— "6:00, '6:30, *7:00, -7:30. 'SsOO, "8:30, 
■3:30, "liOO, •4:30, »5:00, »5:30, »6:00, "6:30, 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— '9:30, 6:30, 111:00, 
•12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— •eiOO, "6:30, 7:00, -7:30, 8:00, -8:30, 9:00, 
9:30, 10:00, (10:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, (12:30, 1:00, 
tl:30, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:30, 6:00, 6:30, 
7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, «12:00. 

To BERKELEY — «6:00, ^SO, 7:00, '7:30, 8:00, *8:30, 
9:00, (9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 1:00, 
2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 4-30, 6:00, 6:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 
9:00, 10:00, 11:00; «12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— '6:00, '6:30, 7:00, ^O, 18:00, 
•8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, ^SO, 
5:00, '6:80, 6:00, °6;S0, 7:00. 



lsavb 

B. P. 



(6:40 A 
s:30 A. 

10:40 A. 

•8:30 p 
4:80 P. 

■5:16 p. 
6:30 p. 



COMMENCING OCT. IS, 1885. 



.San Mateo, Redwood,, 
and Menlo Park 



AKB1VI 

a. r. 



6:28 a. 
•8:10 a. 

9:03 a. 
"10:0)1 a. 

3:30 p. 
t6:02 p. 

6:0s P. 



8:30 a 
10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 

4:30 p. 



10:40 A 
•3:30 p 



10:40 a 
"3:30 p. 



f... 



Santa Clara, San Jose and... 
.Principal Way Stations. ... 



9:03 A. 

°10:02 a. 

8:36 P. 

6:08 p. 



I ..Gilroy, Pajaro, Caetrovllle... I 
f Salinas and Monterey j 



•!■- 



Hollister and Trea Plnoa. 



■•} 



10:40a. J ..Watsonville, Aptos, Soquel.. I 
rt 3:30 p. \ ..(CampCapitola) & Santa Cruz... 1 



•10:02 i 



10:03 a. 
6:03 P. 



10:40 A.l-j ...8oledad and Way Stations. .. . J- 1 6:08 p. 



A. — Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

'Sundays excepted. tSundays only (Siwrtman's Train.) 

Standard Time furnished by Randolph & Co., S. F. 



STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 10:40 A. M. 
Train, except PESCADERO Stages via San Mateo and 
Redwood, which connect with 8:30 A. M. Train. 



To "SAN FRANCISCO," Dally. 

From FRUIT VALE— «6:23, »6:63, »7:23, »7:53, "8:23, 
•8:53, °9:23, •10:21, •4:23, <M:63, "5:23, "6:58, '6:23, 
•6:63,7:25, 9:60. 

From FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— "5:15, "6:46, 16:45, 
19:15, -3:16. 

From EAST OAKLAND— *5:30, *6:00, 6:30. 7:00, 7:30, 
8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30,6:00, 
6:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:67. 

From BROADWAY, Oakland— 7 minutes later than 
from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— *6:22, '5:62, »6:S2, 6:62, '7:22, 7:62, 
"8:22, 8:52, 9:22, 9:62, 110:22, 10:62, 111:22, 11:52, 
112:22, 12:52, 11:22, 1:62, 2:52, 3:22, 3:52, 4:22, 4:52, 
6:22, 5:52, 6:22, 6:62, 7:62, 8:62, 9:52, 10:62. 

From BERKELEY— »5:15, *&;ib, »6:15, 6:45, »7:15, 7:45, 
•8:16, 8:46, 19:16, 9:45, 110:15, 10:45, 111:16, 11:46, 
12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 6:45 6:15, 6:45, 
7:45, 3:45, 9:46, 10:45. 

Prom WEST BERKELEY— »5:45, »6:15, 6:45, »7:15, 
7:45, 8:45, 19:16, 9:45, 10:45, 112:45, 1:45, 2:46, 8:45, 
4:46, »5:U, 5:45, *6:16, 6:45, •7:16. 



Creek Home. 
From SAN FRANCISCO— »7:15, 9:16, 11:16, 1:15, 3:16, 

5:16. 
From OAKLAND— «6:15, 8:15, 10:16, 12:15, 2:15, 4:16. 

"Sundays excepted. tSundays only. 

Standard Time furnished by RANDOLPH & CO., S. F. 



SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP TICKETS.-At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel and Santa Cruz; 
so to Paraisn and Paso Robles Springs. 

EXCURSION TICKETS 

For Sundays only. j ,,»* ^J*"""' »* "" 

For Saturday, < Sold Saturday and Sunday only ; 
Sunday and -j good for Return until following Mon- 
Monday (day, inclusive, at the following rates: 



Round Trip 

from San 
Francisco to 



San Bruno.. 
Millbrae .... 
Oak Grove.. 
San Mateo. 
Belmont .... 
Redwood. . .. 
Fair Oaks... 
Menlo Park. 
May field 



Sun 
Tkt. 



75 

1 00 
1 00 
1 25 
1 '25 
1 25 



Sat to Round Trip g Sat to 

Mon. from San Tw * Mon. 
Tkt. Francisco to 1Kt ' Tkt. 



! 60 
65 
00 
1 10 
1 25 
1 40 
1 50 
1 60 
1 75 



Mount'nView 
Lawrences. , 
Santa Clara 
San Jose... 

Gilroy 

Aptos 

Soquel .... 
Santa Cruz 
Monterey . . 



81 60 |89 00 



1 50 
1 75 

1 75 

2 75 



2 96 
2 60 
2 60 

4 00 

5 00 

6 00 
6 00 
6 00 



TICKET OFFICES. - Passenger Depot, Townsend 
street; Valencia-street Station, and No. 613 Market 
street, Grand Hotel. 
A. C. BASSETT, H. R. JUDAH, 

Superintendent. Asst. Pass. & Tkt. Apt. 



A. N. TOWNE, 

Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. PasB. and Tkt. Agt. 



&iT Ticket Offices at Ferry aud 222 and 
430 Montgomery Street. 



H. C. WHITING. 
Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



Here's a thought for the Christmas season : 
Time is money — there is no time like the present 
time ; that is to say, none which requires so 
much money. — Detroit Free Press. 



THE LAY OP THE KNIFE EATER. 

With his hungry eyes fixed on Mb plate, 

His movements with nervousness rife, 
A lean man in a boarding- bouse ate 

His meal with a white-handled knife ; 
With bis elbows a-kimbo he sat 

As though be was rowing a boat. 
And, bisecting the lean from the fat, 

He shoveled the meat down bis throat, 

With his mouth wide ajar, like a door, 

Disclosing the grinders inside. 
He uplifted a knife blade full more, 

The "shovel act" once again tried; 
Then he tilted his cranium back, 

With knife-handle aimed toward the sky, 
And appeared to be *' taking in slack," 

For none of the blade could you spy! 

— Philadelphia News. 

"How was our crooked friend buried?" I 
asked Dr. Raven. "We burried him," replied 
the doctor, "with a prayer in one hand and a 
fan in the other. In cas? the prayer is of no 
avail, the fan may allay his discomfort." 

—Stray. 

Mother, making up the list—" I don't know, 
Clara, about inviting young Mr. De Hobson. 
His reputation is far from spotless." Daughter 

" But his gloves are spotless, mamma, and he 
dances beautifully." — JK Y. Sun. 



A dry-goods firm informs the public that 
"stylish wedding suits can be furnished for fifty 
dollars." Whereas stylish divorce suits, for 
instance, are considered cheap at fifty thousand. 

—Judge. 



20 



SAN FRANOISOO NEWS LETTER. 



Jan. 2, 1886. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
M. Grevy has been reelected President of the French Republic amid 
scenes of such grave disorder as were truly deplorable. In fact, it seems 
incomprehensible that, in a deliberative body of patriotic gentlemen, who 
form the legislative representation of a great nation, such things should 
occur, and the fact of their having occurred bodes little good for the Re- 
public. The bandying of foul epithets, and the interchange of ruffianly 
blows, are usually regarded as objectionable incidents in a ward club 
composed of corner-grocery statesman, and if this be so, how much more 
are they out of place in the Council Halls of one of the oldest and great- 
est nations of the earth. The fact of the matter is, the French Republic 
ib shaky. Its leading men are divided up into small cliques, who are ani- 
mated with violent animosities toward each other. Besides, it is known 
that there was a good deal of jobbery beneath the mistakes in policy 
which led to the present complications in Tonquin and ^Madagascar. 
Somebody was trying to make something, and, in so doing, involved 
French honor and spilled French blood. As a result, there is a great deal 
of mutual distrust among the leaders and the rank and file of the National 
Assembly. As was remarked once before in this column, if the young 
Prince Imperial were alive the hours of the Republic would be num- 
bered. It continues to exist because there is no great figure around which 
its opponents can rally. 

The writer in the Daily Telegraph struck the key note of the present 
situation of affairs in British politics when he said : " To-day we start 
at a mere shadow cast by eighty-six Irishmen on the floor of the House 
of Commons. Surely old England has nerve to face realities t«n times 
more portentous." If there is anything real in this Irish question, let it 
be got at now and settled forever ; but there should be no more half-way 
measures, no more placating of ignorant truculency. If the movement 
headed by Mr. Barnell, the friend of the assassin, means Irish nationality 
—a distinct and complete separation from the British Empire — then let 
the leaders and the people of the British Empire take counsel together, 
and decide as to whether they are willing to accede to such a proceeding. 
If they are, then let the separation take place at once and the Irish ques- 
tion be settled. If they are not willing to allow such a proceeding, then 
let their unwillingness be announced and the shadow of those eighty-five 
associates of the assassin's friend be driven out of a Parliament whose 
oath of office they can only take by committing perjury. If the desires 
of the movement headed by Mr. Parnell do not go quite so far as abso- 
lute and complete separation from the Empire, then its limits should be 
accurately ascertained, and, if they can, without doing violence to good 
government, be submitted to, then let the submission take place and the 
Irish question be settled. It would seem to be the part of good policy for 
British statesmen to draw this Irish question out of the noisy dark in 
which it is hidden, and ascertain what manner of thing it is. But, above 
all things, the representatives of a great nation should get over the fright 
which seems to have been inspired by the shadows of eighty-six Irish- 
men — many of them of the flannel-mouth stripe — on the floor of the 
House of Commons. 

There are certain elements of uneasiness in regard to the present situ- 
ation of the Balkan imbroglio. They have their headquarters, for the 
most part, however, adjacent to the stock and produce markets. 

The new French Chamber will, it is stated, now cost the country nearly 
fifteen million dollars yearly, owing to the number of deputies having 
been increased from 557 to 584. The President of the Chamber receives 
$15,000 a year, and the salaries of the deputies alone amount to ©1,000,000 
a year, the remainder of the sum being required for subordinate official 
salaries, printing, warming and lighting, repairs, etc. Besides their sti- 
pends, the deputies get various official " pickings," such as gratuities for 
serving on commissions of inquiry and free railway passes. 

INSURANCE ITEMS. 

The Fire which took place at 4:15 on Christmas morning, on Berry street 
between 0th and 7th streets, in this City, in the lithographing establish- 
ment of A. Waldstein, on investigation by the Adjusters, proves more 
serious than was at first imagined. Owing to the iron doors and windows 
on the outside being closed, the fire was not discovered until after it had 
been burning some considerable time, and the terrible state of the streets 
in that neighborhood caused much delay to the Fire Department and Un- 
derwriters' Patrol in getting to the premises. At present the Adjusters 
are busily engaged in finding out the loss on the different items, which 
is a long and tedious job. Its origin at present remains a mystery. 

The fire in the stove foundry on Page street, near Webster, at 1:55 
A. m. of the 28th inst. caused the total destruction of the foundry and 
one dwelling, besides damaging other dwellings in the vicinity. We sin- 
cerely hope the Supervisors will not grant permission for the rebuilding 
of such a dangerous establishment in that neighborhood, which must cer- 
tainly be a great nuisance and materially depreciate the value of proper- 
ty. The origin of this fire is also unknown. 

Another disasterous fire occurred on the morning of the 31st to close up 
the year. This was on the south-west corner of Fourth and Market 
streets, now owned by Miss Cora Jane Flood, formerly the property of 
the Lick estate. This fire will prove so disasterous to the old frame 
buildings that we do not think they can be rebuilt, the fire ordinance pro- 
hibiting the erection of frames in that district. 

The loss on stocks is very large, but no particulars can be obtained at 
present. The tenants in all of the above-named property had notice to 
quit by the 1st of February, after which time the remaining buildings 
will be removed, and a large and elegant brick block is to be erected in 
its place. 

Mr. George F. Grant, Special Agent and Adjuster for the North 
British and Mercantile Insurance Company and the German-American 
Insurance Company, has been appointed Assistant General Manager of 
his companies for the Pacific Coast. We congratulate all parties. 



A dividend of Thirty (30) Cents per share on the capital stock of the 
S. F. Gas Light Company has been declared, payable January 15, 1886. 

Madame Rachel's Bloom of Youth should be on every lady's toilet 
table. It is the best cosmetic known. 



T D C C O FRUIT and ORNAMENTAL, 
1 "* *- C ° ' MAGNOLIAS. PALMS, 

ROSES, CLEMATIS, etc. 
10 MEDALS and 39 PREMIUMS 

AWARDED AT THE 

WORLD'S EXPOSITI ON IN NEW ORLEANS! 

^T" NEW DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUES, containing many New and Rare 
Varieties, will be sent: 

No. I— Fruits, Grapevines, Olives..... 4 Cents 

No. II— Ornamental Trees, Evergreens and Plants 4 Cents 

No. Ill— New Koaes and Clematis Gratis 

JOHN~ROCK, 

San Jose, California. 

[November 21.] 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Hale A Norcross Silver Sfinlugr Company.- Locution of 
Principal Place of BusineBB, San Francisco, California. Location of Works, 
Virginia Mining District, Storey county, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held on the 
9th day of December, 1885, an assessment (No. 88j of Fifty Cents per share, 
was levied upon the capital Btockof the corporation, payable immediately, in United 
States gold coin, to the Secretary, at the office of the company, Room5S, Nevada 
Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on 
The 13th Day of January, 1886, 
Will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction; and unless payment is 
made before, will be sold on Thursday, the 4th day of February, 18S6, to pay the 
delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and expenses of sale. 

By order of the Board of Directors JOEL F. LIGHTNER, Secretary. 

Office— Room No. 68, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. Dec. 12. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

JUSTICE MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 43 

Amount per Share 10 Cents 

Levied November 25th, 18S5 

Delinquent in Office December 30th, 1885 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock Jamiary 19lh, 18S6 

R. E. KELLEY, Secretary. 
Office— Room 2, Hayward's Building, 419 California Btreet, San Francisco, 
Califoi nia Nov. 28. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

CHOLLAR MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 19 

Amount per Share 25 Cents 

Levied December 30th, 1885 

Delinquent in Office February 4th, 1886 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February 25th, 1886 

CHAS. E. ELLIOT, Secretary. 
Office— Room 79, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. Jan. 2. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

San Francisco Savings Union, 533 California street, cor- 
ner Webb street.— For the half -year ending with 31st December, 1885, a divi- 
dend has been declared at the rate of four and one-half (4J) per cent, per annum 
on term deposits, and three and three-fourths (33) per cent, per annum on ordinary 
deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after SATURDAY, 2d January, 1886. 
[Dec. 26.] LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Tbe German Savings and Loan Society .—For the half-year 
ending Dec. 31st, 1885, the Board of Directors of THE GERMAN SAVINGS 
AND LOAN SOCIETY has declared a Dividend at the rate of four and one-half (4J) 
per cent, per annum on term deposits and three and three-fourths (3j) per cent. 
per annum on ordinary deposits, and payable on and after the lBt day of January, 
1886. By order. [Dee. 26.] GEO. LETTE, Secretary. 

POWELL-STREET RAILROAD. 

Subscriptions to Stock of tbls Company can now be made. 

Books will remain open until January 6th, 1886, at Office of 

I. STE,ASSBURGER, 
[Dec. 26. 1 362£ Montgomery street, Safe Deposit Building. 

HAND-MADE SOUR MASH, 



JAMBS GIBB, 



IMPORTED BY 



617 Merchant Street 



Established I860. Families Supplied. 



June 20. 



AT) "D T *V T? Send six cents for postage and receive free a costly 
X MAT-- box of goods which will help all, of either sex, to more 
money right away than anything else in this world. Fortunes await the workers 
absolutely Bure. Terms mailed free. True & Co., Augusta, Maine. Nov. 7. 

M. a. PEIT0HAED, 

SPANISH TRANSLATOR OF DOCUMENTS, CATALOGUES, ETC., ETC. 
308 California Street. Dec. 19. 



/ 









Vol. xxxvi. 



SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1S86. 



No. 28. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



a Caged Bwlndler 10 

neati Jewess that should be 

sustained i . 

••Bli." IS 

Comments on foreign Affairs 20 

Etiquette on the Streets j 

Financial News 1 

Bon lo Balse the Wind I 

Love's Harrier (poetry) 1'-' 

Hag's Letter n 

KotablUa i: 

Oue of Miinv 7 



Wand 

Passing Bemarks 

Keal Estate Transactions. 

Sporting 

Society 



Scientific ami Useful 9 

l he Qrand Jury 10 

The Sea-Wall 10 

aamlters 10 

Town Crlei n 

World, Flesh and the Devil S 

The Brother's Promise (poetry) B 



'OLD BARS— 890 fine, par.— Refined Silver— 21gL'i;^ Q cent. 
'•li* mm. Mexican Dollars, MO@SOVjC 

s«"-Prii'e of Money here, 0@10 per cent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open uiarkei, ? 4 (*i 1>4 per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
Security, 4@3 per cent, per year, on Cull. Demand moderate. 

•Exchange on New York, 20@15c; on London Bankers, 49 'AA 
Paris sight, 5.12H@5-15fr. per dollar. Telegrams on New York, 

25@20c. 

"Latest price of Sterling in New 7 York, 487@490. 



INVESTMENT 



SECURITIES. 

San Francisco, Jan, 8, 



7886. 





Bid. 


Asked, 




Bid. 




UNITED STATES BONDS. 






INSURANCE STOCKS. 






4-pr-Ct Quarterly (cou.).. 

MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. 


123 














104 




11314 
104^ 


my-j 




110 


California Dry Dock, .. . 
Col. Iron & Steel. 7-pr-ct 
C'nt'a C'sta Water, 5-pr-ct 








100 


35 


Union 


72*1 


109 


103^ 
50 


105 






52 








120% 
urA 7 


120 s -,; 
120 


Capital 

Pacific Gas Imp't Co. ... 






P'k <fc 0-R.K.,6-r>-c,BUar.) 


52« 


54 


M<iiit "•mery-Aveiiue ... 


30 


34 


Oakland Gasl't and Heat 


339? 
54?J 


3414 
55g 






85 




North Pacific Coast R. R 


— 


95 


BANK STOCKS. 


N'rth'uPac.R-R.flstmor) 


113 


114J.J 


Anelo-Cala., 50 pr ct paid 


50 


53 


N'rth'u Railway of Cala,. 


1 


— 


Bank of California 


165 


170 


Oakland Gasl't. 5-pr-ct. . . 


103 


— 


Cala. Safe Deposit & Trust 
1st National Bank of S. F. 


45 


47',*: 


Or. R.W. and N.,6-pr-ct.. 


109 


— 


120 


121 


Pac. Rolliue Mills, ti-pr-ct 
Pinn'r Wool'n Mills, b-p-c 


105 


111.".' .. 


Grangers' 





66 




102 


L'd'n Paris & Am. (lim.) 


90 


91Vf 


S. Pac. R. R-, 6-pr-c ex c 
Sp'g Valley W. W., 6-pr-ct 
U'n Iron Works, 6-p-C . . 


my, 

103^ 


1051 1 


Pacific 


145 


175 


POWDER STOCKS 






106 




— 


58 












63>4 




40 


42 




■PA 


Hfti 










3V 












rf'A 




104% 





MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 




North Beach and Mission 


99 


100 


Cala. Artificial Stone P'v 


— 


6 




46 


47Vi 
47 


California Dry Dock . .. 
California Electric Light 






Presidio 




m 4 


Sutter-Street 


105 


115 


California Wire Works . . 


— 1 60 


WATER STOCKS. 






California Iron and Steel 


IK &A 




S8 


7714 
97$ 


Gold & Stock Telegraph. 
Hawaiian Commercial. . . 


40 1 51 


Spring Valley 


10% 11 


INSURANCE STOCKS. 






Judson Manufacturing . . 


18 22 




115 


118 


Pacific Rolling Mills 


85 — 


Commercial 


120 




Pioneer Woolen Mills . . . 


250 400 


Fireman's Fund .. . HO 


— 


Pacific Iron and Nail. . 


45 1 55 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 

The Comstock mining market is in a drooping condition. Con. 
Virginia & California is an exception, the amount of coin on hand 
having an attraction for many who invest and live in hopes that the 
long-promised dividend will shortly come to hand. Norcross is out 
of the race. We are content to leave the public to infer, from the 
present condition of affairs, who was right and who was wrong as to 
the merits of this mine. 

The silver question will naturally have a depressing effect on the 
stock market. This, however, will be only temporary, as the prob- 
able outcome of expected legislation will not only be favorable to the 
silver men, but will leave them in a stronger position than ever. 

We are about to get the true inwardness of the California Iron and 
Steel business, to which we attracted public attention one year ago. 

The semi-annual report of the estate of Thomas H. Blythe, de- 
ceased, was filed in the Probate Court this week. The accounts show 
various receipts and expenditures on real estate in this city, which 
appear reasonable. On the other hand, the outlay upon property 
lying in districts remote from the supervision of the Court, except to 
a limited extent, is extravagant in excess of tven a speculative venture. 
The scheme for the colonization of Mexican lands has, during the past 
half year, called for an expenditure of over $14,000 out of the $20,000 
allowed by the Court, and other expenses have been already incurred 
by Wright & Andrado in London , which will undoubtedly swallow up 



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the balance of this liberal allowance, yel all the Administrator can show 
fur this enormous outlay is a prospect that fifty families of colonists 
will be obtained in time to meet the requirements of the firsl pro- 
visions of the contract with the Mexican (.overnment. Mr. Wright, 
one of the attorneys for the estate, is in London, endeavoring in the 
meantime to dispose of this land, and the result of his mission so fax 
is summed up in a few words: "He has yet accomplished nothing, 
but hopes to succeed." We note that Cormac, the other partner in 
the tirm of attorneys for this estate, has been drawing a salary as Sec- 
retary of the Blue Jacket Mining Company, although this mine was 
virtually owned and managed by the London Syndicate, who have a 
Secretary of their own to attend to their own business in their own 
offices. 'We doubt if during this period Mr. Cormac has ever put his 
pen fed paper in his capacity as Secretary ; what his services consisted 
of, for which he derives a salary from the Blythe estate, requires, we 
think, an explanation. Another lawyer, also connected with the es- 
tate, holds a similar sinecure position us Secretary of u defunct COr- 
g oration, the stock of which happened to be amongst the assets of the 
lythe estate. 

Having already very freely expressed our opinion as to the manner 
in which this estate is being administered noon, we can only reiterate 
that it is disgraceful that a pack of harpies should be permitted, under 
the guise of law, to fatten at the expense of the dead. If there are 
legal heirs, it is time they were determined and the property dis- 
tributed amongst them; if not, let the State benefit therefrom. This 
system of an individual proprietorship vested in an official may lie 
safe enough when applied to ordinary estates, valued at a few hundreds 
of dollars, yet be totally inadequate to protect and manage a property 
running into the millions, and requiring an executive ability hardly to 
be expected in the class of pot-house politicians who are not un'fre- 
quently called upon to fill important offices. 

The Blue Jacket Mine, which was sold to a London syndicate, again 
belongs to the Blythe estate, the purchasers forfeiting their deposit 
of $10,000. The reports published in the columns of the News Let- 
ter were so derogatory, and directly in contradiction to those of the 
various experts who had examined the mine on their behalf, that they 
concluded to send out another engineer, and await his verdict before 
making the final settlements. His report verifying our statements in 
every particular, the sale was at once declared off, and henceforth 
Mr. Roach will be compelled to seek another market than London 
for the mine he himself took such especial pains to boom, through 
the medium of an elaborate article gotten uji for the benefit of the 
reading public, on his late tour to Blythe City and the Tuscarora 
Mining District. Mr. Roach may be a clever administrator of dead 
men's estates, but as a mining sharp he is a failure. We are sorry 
that any loss should have been incurred in this transaction by inno- 
cent parties. It is a matter of congratulation, however, that our 
timely warning saved a heavier sacrifice. The managers of the Blythe 
estate must bear the onus of the transaction from its inception, a 
competent engineer employed by them having informed them before 
placing it in the market that the property had no value save the ore 
m the bins, and the mill and stores on the ground. 

We are pleased to note that the leading London financial journals — 
the Financial News, Money and others — are following in our footsteps, 
and warning the public against the " Providence" mine as an invest- 
ment and Alex. Del Mar as an expert. Alex. Del Mar, author of the 
" Life of the Honorable Alex. Del Mar, (price one shilling)," evidently 
intends to lose no opportunity of advertising himself in his assumed 
capacity as a mining engineer. It is positively nauseating to be com- 
pelled to read the fulsome paragraphs appearing at his instance in 
every available medium that he can use to further this end. He is 
described in the prospectus of the Spanish Hydraulic Co. (Limited), 
now lying before us, as " one of the most experienced gold-mining 
engineers in California, and the greatest living authority on the art of 
hydraulicking." We take upon ourselves, right here, the responsi- 
bility of stating, assured that the mining engineers of California will 
bear us out, that he ranks here, in the mining world, as a nobody, 
and were he dependent upon Californians for his employment, he 
would soon drop the business. 

We were pleased to meet, during the week, Cant. H. J. McCullock, 
the well-known London mining engineer, who is here for the purpose 
of examining some Californian properties offered in London to the 
syndicate whom he represents. The gentlemen with whom he is 
acting mean business, and are well supplied with the" sinews of war." 
The genial Captain was for 25 years the Consulting Engineer of the 
British Admiralty. 

Luther Wagoner, M. E., has returned from Tuolumne county, 
where he has been inspecting a number of mines. 

John Hays Hammond, M. E. of New York, has returned from 
Grass Valley, and is registered at the Palace. 

Melville Attwood, F. S. S., has been to Eureka on professional 
business. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



ETIQUETTE ON THE STREET. 

[By Silver Pen.] 

It becomes necessary to give the pedestrians of San Francisco a 
few points as to what they should and what they should not do on 
the streets ; and I may add that I am led into the writing of this 
article by an incident which almost resulted in the putting out of my 
dexter eye. 

Last evening, as I was hurriedly walking along Dupont street, near 
Post, in the gloaming, I saw before me a young dude, who, instead of 
minding his business by walking decently, was projecting his face and 
hat into the visage of his girl companion to the left, while with his dex- 
ter paw he twirled a light cane, which extended half way across the 
curbstone, and which I tried to escape, but which, notwithstanding, hit 
me square upon my nose, which is a long one. True, I was in a hurry ; 
in fact, ^ was rushing down to the Western Union Telegraph office 
for a dispatch which was advertised as lying uncalled for in that 
office by, an evening contemporary, and which, was non est when I 
arrived there. Indeed, all I got for my trouble was to be laughed at 
by the attendants of the telegraph office. "Why those people adver- 
tised an " unknown telegram " in my name, I should like to know? 
However, it was during my hurried trip for this mythical telegram 
that the dude's cane nipped me on the nose. I turned upoiihim, 
and he took off his hat and begged pardon, but I curtly told nim that 
his mode of carrying his stick was dangerous to the traveling public, 
who had as much right as he to the use of the sidewalk, and that if 
he had injured my optic he would have had to pay substantial dam- 
ages for his gross and impertinent carelessness. 

It is not very long ago since another idiot had his cane sticking 
horizontally out from under his arm, which I (being pushed on by a 
crowd) very nearly received in my eye. I struck the cane to the ground, 
and the carrier thereof looked very small. Now, I am not the least 
inclined to be funny over this recital, for I think it is a crying shame 
that men and even women should be permitted to put canes and um- 
brellas under their arms, allowing the longest portion to stick out be- 
hind, and thus constantly menace the faces of those who are walking 
behind. There is a method in Europe that men have of carrying 
their umbrellas somewhat in this fashion, but instead of permitting 
the end to stick out as if on purpose to hurt some one behind them, 
they manage to place that end high in the air and protruding but little 
behind. I assert that the danger of this San Francisco method is a 
matter for the police to look after, and every man or woman who finds 
himself or herself behind an idiot who practices this dangerous habit, 
should strike the obstruction down. If this were done the custom 
would soon become obsolete, and pedestrians along our sidewalks 
would be enabled to travel in a safety which is not attainable when 
canes and parasols are arranged like reversed bayonets. 

Another nabit is found in the fact that people do not observe the 
rule of the road and keep on their own side, consequently they go 
bump, bump against each other in the wildest way. Never, in any of 
the multitude of cities I have visited, have I seen anything at all ap- 
proaching the gaucherie of citizens of San Francisco. They have not 
the faintest idea of street etiquette. On the crossings on a muddy day, 
just watch two women meeting in the middle. Will one give way to 
the other? Never ! They will come to as dead a halt as roosters in 
a cock-pit, eye each other with furious looks, and so stand. The 
woman who knows she is on her own side won't budge, and she is 
right. The other don't know the difference, and she sticks to her po- 
sition. Watch closely and you'll see them, after a little, both edge 
just the slightest bit in the world, which puts them clearly into the 
mud, but this they prefer to taking the proper side. At the crossings 
there are generally five or six wide crossing-stones for pedestrians, 
and by each person keeping to the right every one can pass over in 
comfort. But even the men will stop still and confront one. Is it 
because every man nowadays looks upon every woman as a "woman's 
rights," strong-minded female, who no longer deserves recognition at 
their hands? Possibly! But still a man lowers himself frightfully 
when he forgets that the hat on a woman's head, even though taller 
than his own, should be bowed to with outward show of respect at 
least, even if he is not overpowered by the hight and beauty of feathers 
and birds. I have often come to such a standstill over a crossing 
with a vulgar apology for a man. I always say: " Do you want me 
to walk in the mud? or do you wish to knock me down, sir?" You 
should see the effect. It is really magical. It is the same thing on 
the sidewalks. For a little distance you may get along in a kind of 
peaceable stream, but bye and bye this stream becomes broken, and 
men, women and children are jostled, together in the most frightful 
confusion. Women walk three and four abreast, and because of that 
idiotic superstition that it is unlucky to let any one pass between you, 
they will positively almost fight you there and then. Persons who 
walk about the streets should be as courteous there as in a drawing- 
room if they wish it to be understood that they have any kind of 
breeding. ' 

You often see a man, but more especially a woman, turning to gape 
after some one. You also often receive a severe bump from this ig- 
noramus as she swings back to her right bearing. I always put out 
my hand very stiff, so that when they slew round they are almost 
knocked down by the shock; still, one must protect oneself from such. 
There is nothing so intensely vulgar as that habit of looking back to 
see how the drapery of Mrs. Black's dress is "fixed behind," or view Mrs. 
Green's new cloak, and wonder "where she got it." It's nothing 
to you where she got it, and you who turn round to pass re- 
marks are too underbred to care about, even if your remarks 
were heard. No, ladies, if you wish to pass muster as well-bred 

Seople, I would, in all kindness, advise you never to look back, 
.einember the fate of Lot's wife and tremble. I often, indeed, see 
two women come to a dead stand at a corner, and wait to see some 
one whom they have spied coming after them. Then they will en- 
gage in a conversation about her dress, which glides into a cross- 
questioning between them as to where she got it, and who her " fel- 
low is now," etc.. never dreaming that all surrounding spectators are 
taking it all in. While standing on the White House corner, waiting 
for my car, I have heard as much .scandal as would cause a divorce 
suit or two. Were I, like " Mag," given to blurting out names, think 
where you would be. 



Now about the men who congregate at the corners of -Montgomery, 
Pine and California streets, I must say, I never in any country met 
such a set of perfectly mannerless boors. One could easily fancy that 
they were dug out of a coal quarry rather than raised as christians. 
They block the way in a manner that, were they other than what 
they are* would certainly cause the police to rise their prerogative 
and make them "move on" or come to prison, yet these gentle stock 
gamblers hold the curb, and no woman can pass without the utmost 
danger to her bustle, wire hips, and even complexion. At such mo- 
ments I rise above fear — since bustles and paint are not in my 
line — but I feel a chronic pity for those who suffer. Altogether your 
behavior on the streets, ladies and gentlemen, is abominable, and 
after this keen appeal, I trust you will try and do better. At the 
theaters, musicales, soirees, etc., you would scorn to do anything com- 
promising to your manners, and why not carry your politeness out of 
doors ? 

GETTING AWAY WITH A WITNESS. 
Seldom, if ever, has a wedding taken place under more difficult and 
romantic circumstances than one which came off the other day at 
Chatham Hill Jail, a few miles distant from the town of Marion, in 
Virginia. A few minutes before midnight on November 13th a buggy 
was driven to the walls of the jail. It contained Miss Mollie Downes, 
aged eighteen years, one of the most prepossessing young ladies in 
the district, her brother, Mr. Thomas Downes, and a minister. On 
arriving at the prison young Mr. Downes stood upon the seat of the 
vehicle and Miss Mollie Downes climbed upon her brother's shoulders, 
grasping a strong hand which protruded from between the bars of the 
jail window. The minister then, also perched upon the seat, recited 
in an impressive manner the marriage service, uniting the young lady 
to James Fauntleroy, the owner of the hand in the window. When 
the ceremony was concluded some little inconvenience occurred, 
owing to the* bride persisting in kissing and crying over the bride- 
groom's hand, until ner brother reminded her that she weighed 135 
pounds and that he was beginning to feel exhausted. Mrs. Fauntleroy 
at last reluctantly descended from her elevated position, and the 
buggy was then driven off at a rapid pace. It seems that Mr. 
Fauntleroy is in prison for an alleged attempt to murder a farmer, 
by name Dugan, who was his rival for Miss Downes* hand. It was 
at first thought that Dugan was fatally injured, and, as Miss Downes 
would at the trial be the only witness, it was arranged that she 
should marry Fauntleroy, so that she should not be compelled to tes- 
tify against nim. It was" not until the next morning that the fact of 
the marriage was made known to the town constable, who was so 
disgusted at being outwitted that he at once took to his bed, where 
by latest accounts he remains in a state bordering on coma. 

He (imploringly) — Now, Hannah, don't be a fool. Do as I tell you 
about this. She— I would, my dear, but you are so contradictory in 
your two pieces of advice that I don't know which to choose. 



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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



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SOCIETY. 



January 7, 1880.— The weather has been clear, cool and pleasant 

eTor since the New Year entered upon its career, ushered in bj 

ol the most beautiful days of the Winter, which, bar a cool north 
was as nearly perfect as :i day could be. The early and heavy 
frosts of the mornings melt uway as the sun mounts higher, and the 
afternoon boors are truly delightful, ("an we Californians be too 
til fur the balmy days we enjoy, when we read of the frightful 
storms raging in the Bast, and the intense cold of the region tying 
the other side of the Rockies? And yet, we 'Friscana call it cold 
here, and Bhiver as we say it. getting well laughed at for bo doing by 
those who know what cow really means across the continent. 

Society has been showing a little life of late, and, though spasmodic, 
it is most welcome, brief though the spasm may be. On Monday 
evening of last week "party calls" were made at the Bandmanns, 
the result being a second party but little .smaller than the one of the 
previous week, when Miss Tonie made her debut. The same evening 
the SchmidelJ tceno party proved to be one of the pleasantest gather- 
ings of the season; dancing followed the game, the guests all knew 
each other well, and there were just enough to make it thoroughly 
enjoyable. 

By the way, I was asking one of the matrons of society the other 
evening, one who used to he an inveterate party-goer in the past, if 
she could account for the decided falling off in* that respect, notice- 
able during the past two Winters. She replied that she thought that 
I leal of it might he attributed to the absurd fashion of '■ party 
Calls receptions/' following so closely upon the original entertain- 
ment, which has become the custom of lute. If a lady now gives a 
partv, it is with the knowledge that, not content with one, a second 
will lie demanded of her the following week, thus doubling the trou- 
ble as well as the expense, which sometimes is quite a consideration. 
and that for her part, if two entertainments must Ik- given, she pre- 
ferred choosing her own time and convenience for giving the second 
one. and not having it forced upon her, so to speak; and, therefore, 
she bad given none the last two seasons. I think the majority feel 
tin* same way. though few are so candid as my friend. 

The reception at Mrs. Newhall's on Wednesday evening, given for 
her two sons, George ami Walter, was almost exclusively composed 
of young people, a lew only of the elders, i. e., married people, finding 
themselves included among the guests. The house is exceedingly 
well adapted tor entertaining; the rooms, large and spacious, have re- 
cently been refrescoed and repainted, and were brilliantly lighted and 
a perfect mass of the most exquisite Moral adornment. Supper was 
served in the upper story, thus leaving the entire lower floor to the 
dancers, who tripped the light fantastic unweariedly till a late hour. 

On Thursday evening the Tevis mansion was the abode of Timlin , 
and the pretty little comedy of a Scrap of Paper was very well rendered 
by the accomplished amateurs who took part in it. Only one or two 
of them were exactly new to the hoards, however, while some of the 
others can be looked upon as regular veterans on the stage, so that 
the play went almost without a hitch, from the rising of the curtain 
till its final fall, amid prolonged and enthusiastic applause. Pleased 
with their success, the company propose giving other representations 
of other light comedies, so that this one was probably but the first of 
a series of private theatricals that will take place during the season. 

New Year's Day was, upon the whole, a disappointment. The ultra 
fashionables either closeu their doors and remained invisible, or, in 
imitation of their brothers and sisters of Gotham, hied themselves 
away to Monterey, where they made a three-days' holiday of it. 
Those of our ladies who remained at home and "received," com- 
plained that there was no one to receive. The homines did not turn 
out in any very appreciable numbers, the majority of them preferring 
to do their calling through the medium of the l'o'stolriee, ami making 
the postman leave their bits of pasteboard at the houses of their dif- 
ferent friends on his morning round. For my part, I did my duty 
bravely, and then joined other growlers at the club and helped them 
inveigh against the degeneracy of the present generation. At the 
Presidio a decided damper was cast over the post, first by the death, 
and then the funeral of Lieut. Bailey, which took place there that day. 
lie was a universal favorite in military, civic and social circles alike, 
and deep regret is felt by all at his most untimely taking off. Great 
sympathy is expressed 'for Mrs. Bailey, his bereaved wife, who was 
one of the shining lights of the small circle at Angel Island, and their 
loss will be felt there very greatly indeed. 

On Saturday evening the New Year receptions at both the San 
Francisco Verein and the Concordia Clubs were highly successful 
affairs. 

To Mrs. Atherton belongs the distinction of having given the first 
fancy dress party of the season. In fact, her Bal Costume of Tuesday 
evening was the first deserving the name that has taken place since 
the memorable one of Mrs. Hopkins several years ago. A good ileal 
of mystery was observed regarding the nature of this entertainment, 
and save to the invited guests, was a dead secret. I told you the date 
of the party and that it would take place a couple of weeks ago, but 
I was under the most solemn pledge not to give it away more 
definitely than I did. The dryness of the night rendered an awning 
unnecessary, but the Chinese lanterns lighted the winding pathway 
through the garden, till finally the guests found entrance to the house 
at the side door used on a previous like occasion. Within, the floral 
decorations, though not profuse, were pretty and in good taste; the 
music was good, and dancing whs indulged in till a late hour. 
Although the costumes were not de rigeur, especially among the men, 
the ladies almost without exception, appeared in characters not their 
own, while enough of the male sex present made fools of themselves 
to warrant the party being called an unqualified success. But to my 
way of thinking, it is a mistake to give a fancy dress party, excepting 
in very large rooms, and even under the most favorable circum- 
stances, they fail, nine times out of ten, to be anything like as enjoy- 
able as most of those ordinary dress affairs. I think all those who 
have ever been at a bal costume at a small private house, will agree 
with me. 

A batch of new engagements are out. Principal among them are 



those ol Miss Daisy Paige, who i- bo universally liked, to Mr. Louts 

Monteagle, and M -lark to Mr. Albert Mann. The wel- 

ding of Mis-. Sullivan and Mr. Spence i- named \--i next I 
ningai ■ church. Originally it wa« intended to! 

emonj performed at SI Mary's Cathedral, bul at the peeial request 
of Vicar-i ieneral Prei .■■ change announced was made. 

The friends of Hall McAllister, who are l< 
to hear that his trip to Santa Barbara has proved beneficial to him. 
and trust that tin- improvement in his health will he lasting. He 

could ill be spared from among us. The A. .1 . Popes are bach a 
having returned from New York on Sunday last. The McLane Mar- 
tina arrived yesterday from a long visit Biust, and thai veteran and 
old Californian. General Keyes, wfll be here to-morrow. 

Mrs. T. W. Moore, ol _" I faight street, entertained a number of their 
friends in her proverbially hospitable way la: i Tuesday eve. Mu ic 
ami recitations made the hours pass pleasantly for tin' j ng people, 

while the above members of the company found card-tables in the li- 

brary, where thej devoted themselves to whisl until the summon-' 

to supper united all in the handsome dining room. 

Mrs. I lager leaves this week for a brief visit East. Anolh. 

from our gradually diminishing list of entertainers. George Bonny 
also departs on what will be quite a long absence, and Mrs. B 
contemplates a visit to her mother, Mrs. Gould, at Santa Barbara, 

Where she has been spending the Winter. In conclusion, let me say 
that the universal comment on the news brought to us by the tele- 
graphic wires this morning has been "< >h, what a fool," arid proves 
most conclusively that there is no fool so big as an old one. Kklix. 



A FRIEND'S CARD. 
Editor News Letter: One of the most disloyal " tricks of trade" 
has been perpetrated in this city within the past week or so. The 
facts arc as follows: Messrs, Raphael Weill «V To., of the While 
House, are agents for the R. (t <\. Corset, an article of New York man- 
ufacture, which is highly esteemed by the ladies. The retail pi : 
this article is $3 50 each, which leaves a very moderate profit for the 
house which handles them. The manufacturers, very properly, will 
not sell to any other house in this city except their agents. Recently, 
however, the'New York buyer for one of Messrs. Weill A: i lo.'s rivals 
got a friend— a Brooklyn man— to go to the manufacturers and pur- 
chase ten dozen of these corsets. As it was not suspected that the 
order was for San Francisco, it was filled. Upon receipt of these 
goods the firm in question put them before the public, with a great 
llourish of trumpets, at $2 50 each. The fact that this \< [ess than 

the cost price of the article shows that the transaction was not one 
of legitimate business. All legitimate traders are in business for the 
purpose of making a profit, and the fact that goods are sold withoiil 

aprofitis always a suspicious circumstance. In this particular case the 
apparent purpose sought to be attained, was to throw discredit upon 

(he White House by rinsing the inference that it charged an unusual- 
ly high profit on the goods it handled. Upon this point the figures 
quoted speak for themselves, and refute the slanderous insinuations. 
As a matter of Fact, the White House has been in business here for 
years; indeed it is one of the oldest dry goods establishments in San 
Francisco, and it has always been known ;is a straight forward busi- 
ness house, selling first-cfasS goods at :t reasonable profit, dealing 

straightforwardly with its patrons, and representing every article it 

handled to be exactly What it was. Another thing the conductors of 
the White House have always managed their business in a quiet, 
genteel way, and have never interfered with (he business of their oppo- 
nents, or engaged in clap trap and dishonest " tricks of trade.' ff 
they had, this futile attempt to throw discredit upon them might have 

been excused. A F HI END OY THE WHITE HOUSE. 

.San Fi-nneisco, January 0, 1886. 



The "Magazine of Art" for January has a curious frontispiece, a 
study of cranes, painted by Mori [ppo, ;i Japanese artist, in (830, | lie 
original of which is now in the British Museum. This reproduction 
is a clever fac-simile in color, which reflects great credit upon the 
color printer. The rest of the illustrations, and the letter-press are 
quite up to the usual high standard of this publication. 



Mrs. R. G. Lewis, having recovered from her recent illness, is now 
prepared with the latest styles to see her many customers at her 
dressmaking parlors, Thurlow block, 126 Kearny street. 



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High-class Japanese Works of Art, Ileal Curios and Antiquities in 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



HOW TO RAISE THE WIND. 
A Drama in One Act and Seven Scenes. 

Scene I.— In the Ante-Chamber. (Francois, valet de chambre of the 
Count de Prevert, in the midst of a lively discussion with Rosalie, the 
cook). 

Francois — So you see, Rosalie, it's just this way: For some time 
the (Ount has been unlucky. He has lost money in the Club, and he 
has been unsuccessful in the last election. And of course I have to 
bear the brunt of it all. 

Rosalie— You! Get along! What nonsense! Don't I have to suffer 
too? "Why, he never finds his breakfast good any more. His lunch 
is not to his liking. He is dissatisfied with his dinner. He finds fault 
with everything. 

Francois— "Well, yes, that's true. And now this state of things has 
been going on for more than two weeks. 

Rosalie — Yes, and there doesn't seem any prospect of its changing. 

Francois — Well, if it continues, we'll be cut down in all our per- 
quisites. Why, I haven't had ten sous' worth of tips this month. 

Rosalie — Yes, and with me it's the same. Why, he's actually hag- 
gled about my market-bills. I haven't made fifty francs last week ! 

Francois — And we who were on the point of getting married, too! 
Without money we'll have to give that up. 

Rosalie — But you've passed your word of honor to me, Francois. 
You will have to reflect and turn the matter over, and see if there 
isn't some way out of the difficulty. 

Francois — Really, I don't kuow what to do. I can't imagine. 

Rosalie (tenderly) — Ah, my little Francis, I count on you to find 
some remedy. You are so intelligent, and I love you dearly. (To 
prove it she kisses him). Now, my little popsy-wopsy (tickling him 
under the chin), can't you think of something? 

Francois (transformed) — Rosalie! Charming Rosalie! Come, I'll 
find some money. Yes, you'll see. I'll find it. Don't forget the 
biU-of-fare for to-day — spinach, trout and lamb's fry. 

Rosalie (with a strangely significant look) — Yes, Iamb's fry — that's 
understood. What a glutton the Count is I There'll be some left for 
you, Francois! Aurevoir. Try and devise some plan for us. (She 
disappears into the kitchen). 

Scene II. — Francois, by himself, soliloquia es : Money, money! 
Money I must have ! Yes, I must get it by nook or by crook ! But 
to drag it out of the Count at this moment appears impossible. Let's 
see. What shall I do? Steal it? Oh, never— never! What then? 
Well, I'll only have to find it indirectly — by chance, as it were. Ah, 
I've got it. Struck it at last. Why, tliere's the reporter of the Daily 
Blwuterbuss, one of the biggest and most fashionable papers in the 
city, who's promised me a louis for any important news I could com- 
municate about the Count. But I can't see exactly at this moment 
what news I could— a— a — let me see. If he was only ill, now. Then 
there's one of his nephews, who wouldn't make any bones about giv- 
ing me a 100-franc bill for thefirst news of his uncle's illness — without 

reckoning that — besides Oh, what a capital idea! That's just 

the thing. He's such a coward ! I'll just go right off and try it. It's 
a delicate matter, but if it works well I will be several louis gainer in 
a very short time, so it's worth trying. (Bell rings). There, he's 
calling me. 

Scene III. — In the Count's room. 

The Count— Come, Francois, quick, and help me to dress. 1 have 
an appointment to-day, and I was almost forgetting it. I overslept 
myself a little. 

Francois— Only just half an hour, Monsieur le Comte. (Starting 
back). But oh, how pale you look this morning, sir! 

The Count — Hey! What! Pale, did you say ? Give me the hand- 
mirror ! 

Francois— A little over-fatigue, perhaps. Perhaps it may turn out 
to be nothing — a mere trifle. 

The Count— Sacrablcu! It's true. I am very pale. As a matter of 
fact I didn't feel verv well last night. I shall go to bed again. Send 
directly and fetch the doctor— directly this instant, you near? My 
head's swimming. Saprisli! it's going round and round. Start off! 
Quick, I tell you. 

Francois (rushing off}— I'm off! (Aside). Splendid ! Capital I 
Works like a charm ! As I go I'll pass by the reporter's, as well as 
by his nephew Gontrau's ! 

Scene IV.— At the nephew's. 

Gontrau — What good news do you bring me, Francois? 

Francois— Ah, sir, you know you asked me to do it. I am come ! 

Gontrau— What? My uncle? Perhaps he is ill? 

Francois— Very ill. I'm just on the point of going for the doctor. 

Gontrau— Ah ! 

Francois— Yes, his head is swimming ! He is pale as 

Gontrau (aside) — Regular attack of apoplexy, without a doubt. 

Francois (extremely pale)— Well, I will leave you, Monsieur 
Gontrau. 

Gontrau— Keep me posted, you understand? And thanks for your 
information. Stay — here's a trifle. Telegraph to me if there is any- 
thing new. Poor uncle! 

Francois (as betakes his leave) — Yes, it would be a great misfor- 
tune. (Aside). A hundred francs! What a stroke of luck! 

Scene V.— At- the reporter's. 

The Reporter— Ah, good day, my dear sir! You wished to see me? 

Francois— Yes, you know you asked me to 

The Reporter— Ah, you have some item for me. Capital! I was 
just wanting something of the kind to-day to fill up space. What is 
it about ? 

Francois— It's about the Count de Prevert. He has just found 
himself suddenly indisposed. 

The Reporter— Gracious! The Count of Prevert. That's a very 
important matter. You see, it's of local interest— a society item. 
And then it touches upon the borders of politics ! All the papers will 
copy the news from us. Ahem ! By the way, what is the sickness? 

Francois— I don't know as yet. I am just going off for the doctor. 
But in any case please do not exaggerate the indisposition I 

The Reporter— No danger, good man. You understand, we will 



first announce a slight trouble, uneasiness, etc. Next day we increase 
the gravity of the sickness, and so on if there is space. Let us hope 
that the illness will last for some time, and that there will be bulletins 
ssued by the doctors. If there are I can count on you communi- 
cating them to me? Isn't thatso? 

Francois — Ah, but you see, I don't want to be exposed to any 
danger of getting into a scrape. You see — ah — complications — ahem ? 

The Reporter — Allow me ! Here are two louis, just for the present. 
But none of this information to any one except myself. Isn't thatso? 

Francois — It's a bargain. 

The Reporter — Ah, by the way, I shall send you perhaps an agent. 

Francois— What agent? 

The Reporter — Why. an undertaker's agent. Don't disturb your- 
self. Simply in case of anything happening, you know. Ahem ! 
There'll be something in it for you. 

Francois— But 

The Reporter — You won't lose anything by it, I tell you. Only 
promise to give him immediate notice of the moment of death. 

Francois— I really can't understand what er (Aside). This 

is becoming interesting. 

The Reporter — Well, ok revoir and many thanks. 

Francois— I fly to the doctor's. 

Scene VI.— At the doctor's. 

Doctor— Much obliged for the attention, my dear Francois. 

Francois— Oh, I can never forget all the care and trouble you be- 
stowed on my poor cousin Paid. 

Doctor— You're very kind to say so. But, by the way, the Count 
doesn't know me. 

Francois — He demanded a doctor at once, without naming to me 
any one specially. I immediately thought of you. 

Doctor — Well,' my duty before all. I will take a hack and be there 
in a quarter of an hour." Good-bye. 

Francois (leaving)— This fellow will attend Rosalie gratis when she's 
my wife. That's something gamed at any rate. 

Scene VII. — In the Ante-Chamber. 

Francois — You desire something, sir? 

Undertaker's Agent— I come on the part of M . 

Francois— Ah, yes— to know if the Count— ahem! Yes, still the 
same — neither better nor worse. 

Agent— Here is my address. Don't forget me. Allow me also to 

Francois (pocketing the cash) — Thanks, I understand. That'll be 
all right. 

Agent — So long! (He clears out). 

Francois (alone) — Four of 'em here already. That's the result of 
the news getting into the papers. Well, after all, it makes no differ- 
ence to me. Ah, here's the Doctor coming out of the Count's room ! 
Well, Doctor, how has the patient been getting on since your first 
visit? 

Doctor— Oh, first rate, from what I can see — only he doesn't seem 
to believe it. I've been obliged to leave another prescription to quiet 
him down. I will return again this evening. Good-day. 

Francois— Good-day, Doctor. (Aside). The Count's calling me. 
Let me go and scare him up a little. He'll believe me more than the 
Doctor — he's so nervous and timorous about his health. In my own 
interest I must make the indisposition last as long as possible! So 
while the Doctor attends to the sick man, mine shall be the task to 
attend to the sickness. 

—Translated for the S. F. News Letter by R. O'G. i. 

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THE BROTHERS PROMISE. 
In a dark and dreary garret, 

< t\r a tlim Londun dam, 
Where the blessed light of heaven 

Ami tin- sunshine seldom come, 

All amidst this waul an.! squalor — 

This abode o( --in ami care — 
Lay a link- city arab 

* Breathing out hia small life tfa 
All alona save one his sister- 
Younger still than In.-, who tried 
All in vain to drive tin- anguish 

Prom his aching back ami side. 
Still she bent "Yr him. caressing, 

Ami the while, in accents mild, 
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' I ain dying, sister Nellie, 

Ami when I am cold and dead, 
f shall he at rest in heaven, 

As the clergyman has said. 
Htu you'll come some day, my sister— 

There is room for me and you; 
It would not he heaven, Nellie," 

If you did not come there too. 
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When he sees me lying dead, 
lie'll know, then, that I'm not shamming, 

As you know he always said. 
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1 feel sure he will he kinder, 

Nell, he looks so dull and worn. 
• We have been g 1 friends, my sister, 

hi our short life's pain and woe, 
Though we've braved it both together, 

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I am not afraid of dying 

To he freed from all this pain, 
But I wish for your sake, Nellie, 

I was well and strong again. 
'Don't cry so, my darling sister; 

Though I'm going far away, 
I shall he a shining angel 

In a land of endless day; 
And I'll always watch you, Nellie, 

From my place in heaven above — 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 

" We Obey no Wand but Pleasure's" Tom. Moore. 

Figuratively speaking, such a play as Wife and Child is a good 
chromo. That is, it occupies the same position in dramatic art that 
one of Prang's prints does in pictorial art. It is faulty in everything 
but subject. Its lines are heavy, its detail crude, and its color and tone 
rough and heavy. It pleases the general public, but then, chromos 
hung on the walls of the general public. Frank Maeder, the author, 
writes plays as ordinary reporters write newspaper news. It is all 
machine work. A peculiar tact in American literature is, that while 
we may point with pride to a score of novelists, a dozen of essayists, 
and poets and scientists in great number, there is but one dramatic 
author of whom we may speak without apologetic comment. Of all 
those who have written for our stage, Bronson Howard is the only 
one who has written as a literary man, and this judgment is based on 
his Young Mrs. Winthrop. In previous or subsequent efforts the same 
standard he has not reached or maintained. Bartley Campbell has 
occasionally given promise of something good — his Fairfax is in every 
respect a worthy play, and in My Partner there are isolated touches of 
genuine human nature, illustrated in consistent and coherent dramatic 
form. But Paquita wipes out everything that Campbell has ever 
written deserving of praise. In Cazauran and Daly we have had, 
and have, adapters of high merit. Nothing more delightfully artistic 
than Daly's adaptations from the German nas ever been placed upon 
the modern stage. Maeder has written many plays, but they are all 
of. a stripe, utterly devoid of literary merit. In some of them — Wife 
and Child, for instance — there is a powerful plot, dramatically strong 
and pathetically human, but in these, as well as in all the others, 
there is the same resort to the usual stage conventionalities of inci- 
dent, action and dialogue. In Wife and Child the situations are strong, 
but their raison d'otre — the applause of the public, independent from 
anything else — is in no wav veiled. The serious dialogue is the usual 
stage rubbish—language which no one in real life ever thinks of using. 
The dialogue in the scenes between Arthur Vere and Lilian is, 
per Gontra, orient and natural, and sounds as if written by another 
pen. The orthodox idiocy of American playwrights — inconsequential 
and meaningless comedy scenes sandwiched in between the pathetic 
points d'arret of the plot— ia not omitted from Wife mid Child. With 
less sketchiness and more elaboration of character, sensible and nat- 
ural dialogue in place of the platitudes and " high falutin," a literary 
finish which would smooth and join the ragged edges, and a correction 
of the many little unexplained or contradictory things which mark 
both action and speech, this play would be changed into a strong and 
interesting comedy drama. As it is, it is simply a fair example of a 
very poor school of playwriting. 
* 

The acting in Wife and Child calls for praise. De Belleville makes a 
very sympathetic character of the blind artist. There is to Holland's 
young artist a genuine manliness that is most delightful. Osborne 
turns an unthankful part into a character success. In such a role 
suitable attire is a necessity. Osborne's first suit is not in fashion. 
Wright and Wallace, in secondary roles, individualize them with 
good effect. Mrs. Rankin is an actress who can be pathetic and 
natural. Few actresses are both. Mrs. Rankin's pathos is from the 
heart. It is not merely nasal intonation. She appeals to the senti- 
ment of her audiences by purely natural means, and the result is 
proof of her genuine dramatic power artistically employed. If Adele 
Waters will always act as charmingly as she does in this play, she 
may be assured of eternal critical praise. Her Lilian is a bright 
bit of ingenue acting. A most disagreeable character— the artist's 
sister— is acted by Mrs. F. M. Bates with strong accentuation. Miss 
Susie Williams evidences her determination to make her way on the 
stage by playing a minor role. With all the willingness to be encour- 
aging, praise would be out of place. 

***** 

Two simple questions: First— What is the operation that is so 
dangerous, and yet so rapid and erlieacious, performed on the blind 
artist? Second— Why does the young artist appear in evening dress 
at a garden party? 

***** 

A lew people doubt the power of cheek. A great many people are 
Incredulous as to the value of advertisin g , Let both of these classes 
of beings attend the Bush-Street Theatre and be convinced. A bad 
actor in a miserable play, who has made a fortune out of the public 
in a few years, is now oh exhibition. With its gaudily-attired band 
of noisy musicians, its ^h-kening display of off-color precious stones, 
impartially distributed among the several actors ( !) and actresses ( ?), 
and worn by them in a scene to which special attention is directed on 
the programme, and all its shoddy sensational features, this Alvin 
Joslvn, show is a remarkable exhibition of charlatanism. Sensible peo- 
ple will find a visit interesting as a study of the lack of discrimination 
of the theatre-going public, 

***** 

The frivolity of Frou-Frou, though aggravating, is to us poor fools 
of men a charming and fascinating phase of delicious femininity. It 
is a stage character, which, although essentially French, is really a 
type of universal human nature. Many actresses have striven to real- 
ize it, but lew have succeeded. Grace 'Hawthorne belongs to the ma- 
jority. Frou-Frou is a character so delicate and subtle that nothing but 
the most artistic acting can make it effective; the slightest exaggeration 
of any of its phases will destroy its significance. Miss Hawthorne is 
heavily emotional in the last scenes. "This actress is manifesting so 
much energy and conscientiousness in her determination to actually 
attain the rank it is claimed she now occupies, that it is a pity to see 
her wasting those qualities in methods that lead her away. 

***** 
For next week, Heartsease, an adaptation of a French play by Piercy 
Wilson, is announced. 

For the Black Crook production of next Monday, at the California, 
we are promised new scenery and new costumes. If the Kiralfys keep 
this promise, they can, with their troupe, give our public spectacular 
performances of genuine merit, I 



The ballets are to be the Blue Ballet, the Dance of Bells, the Mi- 
kado Ballet, with Ko-Ko's dance, and the ballet of Wine, Woman 
and Dance. Mons. and Mile. Tissot, the human automatons, will ex- 
hibit themselves in a very curious grotesque act. The Magnani's will 
give a new version of their entertaining specialty. 

***** 

The Minstrels continue to amuse large audiences in their character- 
istic manner. Charley Reed, as usual, is the main feature of a capital 
programme. 

* * * * * 

Alice Harrison wUl be warmly welcomed next week at the Bush- 
Street Theatre. She is one of the pets of the public. 

***** 

The lively soubrette will disport in a burlesque play of the Bunch of 
Keys order, and, without doubt, send us home in an amused mood. 
***** 

At the Baldwin the public will be shown, in dramatic form, the ter- 
rible incidents of the Mormon massacres. The play, The Demit cs, 
is doing for Mormonism what the book, " TJncle Tom's Cabin," has 
done for slavery. 

Falka is one of the best of the many admirable Tivoli productions. 
With its picturesqueness and tunefulness, it is sure to please every one. 

Beaucleec. 

The Mexican Typical Orchestra, which opens at the Alcazar on 
January 25th, is one of the most peculiar and interesting musical com- 
binations which ever appeared before the San Francisco public. This 
Orchestra was selected from the musical conservatories of Mexico, with 
a view to exhibiting to the visitors at the late New Orleans Fair the 
somewhat weird peculiarities of Mexican melody, and it consists of 
some thirty of the very best musicians to be found in that country. 
During the continuance of the Fair it attracted the most wide-spread 
attention and enthusiasm, and since the close of the great exhibition 
it has been traveling through the States giving concerts, and has met 
with the most pronounced success^ The music it produces is dis- 
tinctly national in its character, and has been spoken of in the highest 
terms of appreciation by all who have heard it. Mr. J. H. Dormau 
is the energetic and courteous agent of the Orchestra. 

Miss Louise Elliot, who is about leaving San Francisco, has been 
tendered a complimentary benefit, which is announced to take place 
at the New Odd Fellows' Hall on next Wednesday evening. The pro- 
gramme for the occasion is a most elaborate one, and we predict for 
the entertainment a pronounced artistic, social, and financial success. 

A letter for Jas. T.Clyde, Manager of the Flora Walsh Comedy 
Co., awaits him at this office. 



BALDWIN THEATRE. 

Al. Hayman Lessee and Manager 

The Last Week. Everybody Likes This Drama. "Amore enthusiastic au- 
dience than that of last night was never seen in a San Francisco theatre." 

WIFE AND CHILD! 
Great Situations— Tender Pathos— Bright Comedv— Superb Cast— Strong in 
Heart Interest— A Play of Great Beauty. RANKIN'S CALIFORNIA 
THEATRE CO. Actors many times recalled. Next Monday— Elaborate 
production of the Great Romantic Drama, THE DANITES! "A great cast, 
fine ett'erts. The most eflVctive of all the sermons delivered against the 
evils of Mormonism. In Preparation — NOTRE DAME! 
Popular Prices — 25c, r>0c., 75c. and $1; no higher. [Jan. 9.] 

ALCAZAR THEATRE— Hawthorne ! 

O'Farrell St., Near Stockton. 

Only 50e. for a Reserved Seat in the Handsomest Theatre in the World. 
EXTRA— This Saturday Matinee, Grand Revival of the Charming Comedy 
PANCHON, THE CRICKET! In which the Distinguished Artiste, GRACE 
IIaWtuokne, has scored her greatest success. 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS, 

OLIVER TWIST! 
Theodore Hamilton as Bill Sykes. GRACE Hawthorne as Nancy Sykes. 
Monday, Jan. 11, HEARTSEASE! An adaptation from the French, by Mr. 
Piercy Wilson. { Jan" &.] 

STANDARD THEATRE. 

Cornelius a McBaiDE.Lessees and Prs ( Chas. W. Cornelius Manager 

CHARLIE REED'S MINSTRELS! 

To-Night and Every Evening This Week. New Songs— First Part— 4 End 

Men. Great Hit of Charlie Heed's Crazyisra, MOVE UP! 

Saturday, January 9th— Charlie Reed's Photograph- Autograph Matinee. 

MURPHY AND MACK! 

Evenings 75 and 50c— Original Popular Prices— Matinees 50c. and 25c. 



BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt. Lessee and Proprietor | Chas. P. Hall 



..Manager 



Only Two More Nights and One Matinee (Saturday.) 

CHARLES L DAVIS 1 WORLD-RENOWNED ALVIN JOSUN COMEDY CO. 

Celebrated Operatic Solo Orchestra aud $10,000 Challenge Laud. 

New Scenery! 180 Laughs in 180 Minutes! 

' Popular Prices! 

Monday, Jan. 11, 18S6— Alice Harrison- in 

HOT WATER! 
Seats now on sale. ^^___ [Jan. 9.] 

~ mVOU OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

Kkeling Bros Proprietors and Managers 

Every Evening This Week, 

FALKA! 

Comic Opera, in 3 Acts, by Chassaigne. An Elegant Production. 

Dinoeon, Leighton, Taylor, Marchi, Giroux, Stevens, 

Messmer, Cornell, Kelly, Valerga, etc., in the Cast. 

In Active Preparation, 

FUN ON THE BRISTOL! 

A Musical Comedy, in 3 Acts. Popular Prices— 25 Ceuta aud 50 Cents. 



Jan. 9. 1886. 



C M.ll'oKMA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



The first balk line billiard tournament playod In ilii- oifcy vu be- 
gun in Pint I'm II. til on Monday nifftit, continued on Tuesday, and lin- 
bhetf Kii Wr-lni win) . The hum) ten n was verv evenlv arranged A. 
II Horris '"">» points, It. 1'. Baylor §50, J, P. ft. McCieery :s«>". The 
pune was for $1,000 to the second man. The table used 

was one of the Brunswick A Balke Company")!, The arrangements 
for the match, and the seating ol the audience in the hail, were satis- 
factory. The iir*i match was between McCieery and Saylor, and the 
runner won by 300 in 38 innings, to 31 1 in 87 innings, made by Say- 
lor. The winner's best run- were 22, 30 and 10, and he tailed to score 
seven times. Baylor made 36,50 and 59, and be had nine misses, 
McCieery 'a average, 7 34-38. Baylor's, 8 10-87. On Tuesday night 
s.ivl.-r met Morris, from whom he received US0 point-;. The play was 
a great improvement upon the first night. Tha room was warmer, and 
the match both interesting and exciting, Morris started with a good 
lead oi to, Hia other large runs were 15, 17. 18, 19, 52 ana 79. in 29 
innings he ran out the game of 500. Saylor led him in the iirst ten 
innings, the scores then being 7>> to <>:. '.\t the 20th Morris reversed 
the position, having, 361 to Baylor's 234. He kept ami increased his 
lead to the finish. Baylor made but two long runs— 73 and 87 — and 
at the finish he had 331. The first match he lost by 39 point-; the 
second by 19. Morris' average was 17 7-29. Baylor's, 11 2S-2S, a great 
improvement upon bis first match. The third" match was the most 
brilliant and exciting of the tournament, and brought out some of 
the finest play ever seen in this city. McGleery had to make 300 
points to 500 by Morris. With the handicap, McCieery had a good 
lead at the tenth innings, his score being 117 to L59 for Morris." At 

tie- 20th he Mill had the <ir|,N a long way in his favor, with 225 to 364 

made by Morris. When 25 innings had been played, the match 

looked all in favor of MeCk-ery . He needed hut 14 points to win, 
while Morris had to make 106. But Met'leery made a miss and 6 in 
hi-- 26th and 27th attempts, and Morris made 18, and ran out the came 
witli ss. The finish of the match was the finest playing in the tour- 
nament, and Morris made a few of the most brilliant strokes ever 
seen upon a billiard table. His long runs were 46, 46, 47, 80, 88, 97. 
His average, 18 14-27. McCieery' s long runs were 47, 61 and 77. His 
average, 10 22-27. The winner's style is very graceful, and his masse 
and drawing shots very skillful. Saylor has a dashing style, and 
often makes brilliant round-the-table shots; he plays with line nerve. 
McCieery has not the easy style of his competitors, and plays with 
nervous rapidity. The balk Tine game will certainly become popular 
here. It prevents the Old and tedious style of nursing the balls along 
the rail. There is a report that an Eastern player is in the city en- 
deavoring to arrange a match of G,000 points with Morris, onan'open 
table. 

# * * * * 

Captain Hall, the well-known yacht builder and modeler, has in his 
otliee the finest-looking model for a yacht we have seen here. He has 
given it the name of the California Broom, The lines are splendidly 
proportioned— sharp entrance, light draft forward, and great shear, 
with unusual overhang. The model lias the beam of Puritan, the 
depth of Genesta, and looks nearer perfection for speed and comfort 
than any yacht we have here. The model is for a craft 95 feet overall, 
79 feet on water line, 20 feet beam, 10J^ feet hold and 12}4 feet draft. 
with about the same free-board as Halcyon. We hope some wealthy 

yachtsman will have a craft built from this model. The Boston 

yachtsmen are already making preparations to build a competitor to 

meet Galatea next September. Puritan has again changed hands. 

The New York men appear content to rely upon Priscilla as a 

representative. She is having important changes made in her ballast 
and rig. 

* » * * # 

The Waterloo Coursing Meeting at Newark, on Saturday and Sun- 
day, was well attended. The weather was perfect. Twenty-four dogs 
entered. Tullamore. the recently imported English dog", won first 
money, Davy Crockett took second prize, and Wee Lassie third. The 
hares were as good as can be usually found at Newark, but in the 
closing ties rather poor ones were started, which lessened the interest 
in the winning courses. The Extra Stake brought fourteen entries, 
and ltedwood Chief won first money, Lady Cleveland second. 
***** 

We have had two months' of the finest football weather of the sea- 
son without a single match. What has became of the Wasps? Are 
the Reliance men hibernating? Shall we see a University team once 
more? These queries are vital ones. The answer we hope for is an 
invitation to a match before the present month has passed. 
***** 

The remarkable regularity with which the champions of the world 
reach this city is refreshing. Muldoon, Dinnie, Ross and now Daly. 
Capt. Daly is reported to he an Irishman, and he must have kissed 
the blarney stone, if judged by the style in which he announces him- 
self. If he is half as good as his newspaper reputation we shall wel- 
come him gladly, and ask him to stay long. 

***** 

Mr. W. B. Bradford, who is a thorough all-round sportsman, has 
had some fine sport quail shooting recently. He rarely goes beyond 
Marin county, and for the most part keeps within hail of San Rafael; 
but bis bag rarely contains less than two dozen, and often holds three 
dozen quad, for a single day's shooting. Last Saturday Mr. Sand- 
ford Bennett visited his old stamping ground, on the Throckmorton 

ranch , and killed forty quail. Wild pigeons have recently given fine 

sport to hunters all over the State. From Humboldt to Butte county 

they have appeared in unusual numbers. The Espinosa Clubs 

preserves, in Monterey county, have not yielded satisfactory shooting 
this season. The ducks have not found out the splendid feed pro- 
vided from them by the club. This is a perverse want of appreciation. 
***** 

The Pioneer and Star Clubs did some tall run-getting last Sunday. 
But that is all that can be said in favor of the play. The Stars scored 
16, of which they made 11 in the first attempt. The Pioneers divided 
their exercise more evenly, scoring 3 in the first innings, 4 in the 



fifth, and .'. in the eighth, and three singles, their total belno I I \ 

tew more matches played in thi will make I 

mous, 

* * • • « 

The newspapers seem determined tomakt Mitchell font Demnsev 
One thing i- certain, that ii tin- match should bo arranged forahirKe 
amount ol money, it would never be allowed to come off Mitchell 

Kno« - that, and further, thai lie would be putting money in He 

sey\- pocket, which the latter cannot get by othci n 

* * • * i 
To-morrow the firs! match between the Bay Cita and California 

Lacrosse Clubs will be played at Central Park. The winning club 
will be presented with a pair of goal flags. Amongst the teams there 
are a Cew names ol players that took pari in the mntchesseven years 
ago. Age does not improve lacrosse players, like it does wine and 

whisky; but none ol the men named are 1 id to enjoy the -port 

The playing ground at Central Park Is not large enough Foi lone 
throwing, but as it is the best to be had, we must be content We 
hope to see a large audience gather to see this noble Bport. 

ONE OF MANY. 
Another Official has run away from the State; about this fact there 
can be no doubt. .1.11. McCarthy, elected by the State at large as 
l i-r k ol the Supreme Court, left by thesteamerSt. Paul for Honolulu 
where he has a right to remain for a period not exceeding sixty days 
when he may return and resume his functions as if nothing had hap- 
pened. About his movements, a great deal of fuss has been made 

With what reason remains hereafter to be made apparent. If he has 
defrauded the State, the proper officials must bring him to a civil and 
criminal accounting. More than that they cannot do; Less than that 
they must not do, if they would clear their own skirts. But has he 
defrauded the State, has be embezzled its funds, or has he render- 
ed himself amenable to such laws as make Auditor Dunn a kind of 
Supervisor General over all State officials? We do not know what 
the facts are, other than as they appear in the daily journals. From 
theni and from the statements with which Dunn daily feeds them it 
appears that McCarthy is a defaulter, a rascal, and. towards nia 
friends, an ungrateful scoundrel. This may all be true, for we have 
no means of proving or disproving what his enemies in this town 
of uncertainty may alledge against him. Hut we hazard the belief 
that he did not runaway because of pecuniary troubles. He owes 
nothing to the State, and if he was in debt to those who trusted him 
bankruptcy would have cured that, even if bis next year's salary did' 
not. There was no necessity to foul his name, involve his bondsmen 
in the meshes of Dunn's curious figures, or fasten upon his friends 
and relatives one unnecessary hour's anxiety, if nothing more was 
wrong than what at present appears upon tlie books he" kept. The 
real secret of McCarthy's sudden disappearance will have to be 
searched for deeper, and even then it is doubtful if it will ever be 
found. 



res^ OYSTERS, 

California Market. 



At MAYES', 



Entrance on California Street. 



CALIFORNIA THEATRE — Kiralfy's! 

Rankin a Co Proprietors | E. D. Price ... 



Manager 

KIRALFY BROS' GRAND COMBINATION! 
Under Management of Mr. Al. Ilavnmu. Positively Last Night and Last 
Matinee Saturday of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS! 
SprciaI/— On account of the enormous preparation necessary for the pro- 
duction of the BLACK ('ROOK, there will be no performance "next Sunday 
Evening. Monday Evening, Jan. 11, Brilliant Production of Kirulfy Bros' 
BLACK CROOK! 
New Scenery, Costumes, Ballet and Specialties. Seats on sa le at 9 a. m. 

COMPLIMENTARY FAREWELL CONCERT! 



TENDERED TO 

Miss LOUISE ELLIOTT, 



January 13, 1886 



On Wednesday Evening 

A most carefully selected programme will be given. Admission, $l, with 
Reserved Seat. Box Sheet opens on MONDAY, JAN. lllh, at SHERMAN, 
CLAY & CO'S Music Store, cor. Kearny and Sutter street. 

[January 9.] CHARLES SCHULTZ, Business Manager. 



OCEAN VIEW HOUSE, 

THE GRANDEST OF ODE CITY EES0ETS, 

HAVING RECKNTLY KEEN 

PURCHASED BY THE PRESENT PROPRIETOR, 

LOUIS F. HOLTZ, 

Is now under his direction and management. The patronage of the public 
is respectfully solicited. Sept. 12. 

PANORAMA-THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 

By J. BEKTKAND and L. SEKGENT. 
COR. OF EDDY AND MASON STS. Open Daily from 9 A. M, to 11 P. M. 

ZEITSKA INSfiTUTE^ 

922 POST STREET. 

FRENCH, GERMAN AND ENGLISH BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL 
For YOUNG LADIES aud CHILDREN, with KINDERGARTEN. 

Mme. B. ZEITSKA, A. M., Principal. Oct. 10. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL. 

Two "doctors," savs the Court Circular, have been practicing in 
Sydney, New South. Wales, with a success that could not dc wondered 
at were their professed cures well authenticated. They assert that a 
few doses of their magic syrup, administered by a woman to her sec- 
ond husband cured him of morose, disobliging manners, a stingy dis- 
position, and an inclination towards strong drinks. A grudging 
father, to whom a few drops were administered surreptitiously in his 
tea, incontinently changed his mind about his daughter's trousseau, 
and not only provided her with a handsome one, having previously 
refused any, but added thereto a pleasant little dowry. A married 
man, who had been a victim to jealousy for a period of thirty-two 
years, was completely cured of this disagreeable malady at the age 
of sixty. The magic syrup, it will be seen, directly attacks the dispo- 
sition, and treats infirmities of temper as ailments. The professors 
of this new science have met with considerable success in Sydney, 
and the particulars of the different cases, as given on their hand-bills, 
are a source of much amusement to the educated part of the com- 
munity. 

A Duchess — yes, a real live Duchess — was passing through the 
Burlington Arcade, Loudon. Seeing a bonnet in a shop, she stopped 
to look at it, like an ordinary mortal of the female sex. To her side 
came a prowler, and asked her whether she admired the bonnet V 
Yes, she did. Would she like to have it? Yes, she would. Might 
he buy it for her? Yes, he might. So they went in. The bonnet was 
bought and x>&\d for. " Where shall it be sent to?" asked the prowler. 
"To my house." "What is your address?" The Duchess gave it 
and her name. The prowler vanished, but the bonnet was sent to 
the Duchess by the shopman. This is a thoroughly sensible way of 
beating these pests. 

Without despising -wealth, its possession beyond a certain amount 
becomes a mere financial expression. In Europe, a very rich man is 
reduced either to hoard for no object, or to spend his money in com- 
peting with other rich men for crockery of former generations, or 
such-Tike rare lumber. In America, his potentiality of spending is 
even less. The millionaire here is absolutely without any taste be- 
yond buying and selling stocks and laying plans to entrap his friends 
and enemies. He is happy — so far as the poor creature can be termed 
happy— if at the end of a year he is richer by a few millions, though 
whatgood these millions are to do him or any one else he does not 
know. 

Had Demosthenes had the good fortune to be living in the nine- 
teenth century of the Christian era, there would be no need for the 
irksome task of speaking with pebbles in his mouth, in order to cure 
himself from stammering. The great orator might then have adopt- 
ed a far easier method of steadying the tongue by reading aloud the 
Indian French journal which has its being under the name of Le 
Progres, and in the columns of which the following paragraph appear- 
ed: — "The manifestations and proclamations published by the Ohane- 
mougavelayoudamodeliartondamandalaveleaja committee are them- 
selves a proof of it." 

It is not generally known that the Pope is a poet, but as a matter 
of fact his Holiness is an expert Latin versifier, and he has just pre- 
sented Prince Bismarck, throngh the German Ambassador in Rome, 
with an elegantly bound copy of his latest volume of poems, " Sovis- 
sima Leonis XIII. Pont. Max. Carmina." Long before his elevation 
to the chair of Peter, Cardinal Pecci was well known as one of the 
best classical scholars in Italy, and his poems are said to show such a 
mastery of Latin that quite modern turns of thought have obtained a 
classical tinge. —Court Journal. 

A report recently made by the United States Consul at St. Peters- 
burg, states that from 1820 to 1850 Russia ranked first among gold- 
producing countries, yielding at the time of the discovery of the gold 
mines in America ana Australia 12.7 per cent. ; from 1861 to 1870, 14 
per cent ; and at the present time, about one-fifth of the world's pro- 
duction. A table showing the total production of all the gold-bearing 
districts in Russia for various periods, shows that from the year 1814 
down to 1880, the total production amounted to 32,718,000 ounces. 

— Science Monthly. 

An F. R. C. S. contrasts science and politics in this fashion : " The 
physicist is occupied, before all other things, in the search after 
truth, and in the pitiless rejection of every semblance of it that will 
not answer to the severest tests which can be applied. The politician 
is chiefly occupied in trying to make something which he knows is 
not truth pass muster with the ignorant in place of it. 

Neither cotton nor corn nor wheat is king— it is the dairymen. 
The statistics laid before the National Butter, Cheese and Egg Asso- 
ciation, at its late meeting in Chicago, surprised some people. They 
show that the annual value of dairy products in this country is $100,- 
000,000 greater than that of the entire wheat crop, and $120,000,000 
greater than that of the cotton crop. 

The bath in which Marat was murdered by Charlotte Corday is, it 
appears, still extant, and will be shortly exhibited at the Carnavalet 
Museum. 

The importance of playing-card industry may be gathered from 
the fact that thia year there were 1,194,052 packs made in London. 

BOOK-CASES. 
Very pretty dwarf library cases are being sold for ?20 by the Cali- 
fornia Furniture Company, Nos. 220 to 220 Bush street. 



Japanese Goods are easy to obtain, but if you want real Curios, 
Antiquities and Bits of Art, you must go to G. T. Marsh & Co., 625 
Market street. 

The Ocean View House is one of the best appointed and stocked 
resorts in the neighborhood of San Francisco, and its attendants are 
polite and prompt. 

Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive cure for bunions and sore feet. 



THE GOOD OLD NAME OF SMITH. 

The Lynchburg " Virginian " defends the name of Smith stoutly. 
It says: 

" Virginia was founded by a Smith. Two of her Governors have 
been Smiths, and one of them was Governor twice. 

" One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was a 
Smith. 

" There have been nine Smiths in the Senate of the United States. 

"A Smith was appointed to the Supreme Bench of the United 
States. 

"A Smith was the first Attorney-General of the United States, then 
Secretary of the Navy, and afterward Secretary of State. 

" Eight of the Confederate Generals were Smiths. 

" Smith is one of the most illustrious names in England, and Scot- 
land furnished Adam Smith, the great political economist. So there 
is no discount on the Smiths." 



All branches of conversational and declamatorv elocution, as well 
as vocal and instrumental music, are taught by Mrs. Julia Melville- 
Snyder at her parlors, No. 138 McAllister street. This lady is a 
teacher of the modern and natural school of acting. She has no al- 
leged " system," but she prepares pupils thoroughly for the dramatic 
aiid operatic stage; as well as to shine in concert and parlor entertain- 
ments, and in general social intercourse. Single lessons of one hour 
$5; half an hour $3. Monthly terms lower. 

Finest export 



First prize Mechanics' Institute Exposition, 1885. 
Lager Beer, Fredericksburg Brewing Co. 



Don't buy eye-glasses before looking in at Muller's, 135 Montgom- 
ery street, near Bush, opposite Occidental. 



A pure and reliable cosmetic, like Madame Rachel's Bloom of 
Youth, is a boon to every lady who values her complexion. 

HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 216 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin $300,000 00 

Reinsurance Reserve $276,157 07 

Assets January 1. 1885 $856,658.22 I Premiums since org'izat'n #,021,759.59 

Surplus for policy holders. .$825,968.68 Losses since organization- $2,118,501. 81 

Net Surplustover ev'ryth'g) 1250,806.61 | Income 1884 $484,616.73 

OFFICERS ■ 

J. F. HOUGHTON President I CHAS." R. STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD,... Vice-President I R. H. MAGILL General Agent 

Directors of the Home MutualInsuranceCo.— L. L. Baker, II. L. Dodge, 
J. L. N. Shepard John Curry, J. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterhouse, 
Chauucey Taylor, S. Huff, J. S. Carter, A. K. P. Harmon. April 4. 



THE LARGEST PACIFIC COAST COMPANY. 

FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCTCDMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

Assets $1,520,894.77 

Losses Paid In Past 22 Years 6,000,000,00 

This company has but about one-third as much at risk in San Francisco, 
in proportion to assets, as the average of other home companies, and its 
popularity is attested by the fact that it does the Largest Business on the Pa- 
cific Coast of any company, American or foreign. 

HOME OFFICE: 

Southwest Corner California and Sansome Streets, 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 

Agents in all principal localities throughout the United States. 

D.J. STAPLES President! WM. J. DUTTON Secretary 

ALPHEUS BULL Vice-President | E. W. CARPENTER . .Ass't Secretary 

August 8. 

Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation of San Francisco, California. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Subscribed Capital, $2,000,000. 
OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors : 
G. L. BRANDEK, 
J. W. MACKAY, 
W. F. WHITTIER, 
E. E. EYRE, 

This corporation is now prepared to receive applications for Eire and 
Marine Insurance. 

W. GREER HARRISON .President and Manager 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary | J. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers— The Nevada Bank of Sau Francisco. Dec. 5. 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL $20,000,000. 

Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL $10,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINGHAM & CO General Agents 

213-215 SANSOME STREET. 

R. H. NAUNTON Manager City Department 

BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

CAPITAL {5,000,000 

AGENTS; 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 

[Nov. 18.] No. 316 California Street, San Francisco. 



LOUIS SLOSS, 
J. B. HAGilIN, 
J. ROSENFELD, 
J. L. FLOOD, 



E. L. GRIFFITH, 

J. OKEENEBAUM, 

W. GREER HARRISON. 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA 



SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 

Water is Fatfendnff.' ii haa been observed that water \a fattening, 
that those who drinbTlarge quautitieH o( water have a tendency to ful- 
nesa and rotundity. That there i» considerable truth in this observa- 
tion the Medical and Surgical Reporter fully substantiates. Thai ex- 
re imbibition of very cold (iced) water (especially when one i- 
very warm) la not i" be commended, yet we have reason to believe 
thai the uniimUed use «>f i"ir t - tpritw uvitor, :\t its natural temperature 
i- not "iily very conducive to beauh, but has an actual tendency to 
favor :i fullness, roundness of bod v. Whether this i* the result of a bet- 
ter action on thoparl of the digestive, assimilative and depurative func- 
tions, owing to the internal cleanliness or flushing of the human sew- 
ers produced by large quantities of water, or whether water bas some 
specific action in producing this fullness, we do not know, neither 
does it signify, since observation confirms &fl a fact that the free use 
of water does have this effect. 

Relief for Toothache.— For ordinary nervous toothache, which is 
caused by the nervous system being out <>f order or by excessive fa- 
tigue, a hot hath will bo soothe the nerves that sleep will naturally 
follow, and upon getting up, the patient will feel very much refreshed 
and tin- toothache gone. For what i- known as "Jumping" tooth- 
ache, hot. dry flannel applied to the face ami neck is very effective. 
For common toothache, which is caused by indigestion, or by strong, 
sweet acid or anything very hot or cold iii a decayed tooth, a little 
piece of cotton, steeped in strong camphor or oil of cloves, is a good 
remedy, fare in the diet, especially when the bowels are disordered, 
is helpful to mitigate toothache. It the tooth is much decayed, noth- 
ing is better than its extraction. — Phrenological Journal. 

Whitening Walls.— The Deutsche Bauzeiturto has lately commented 
upon the dangers resulting from the use of certain substances in 
whitening walls, as well as from the size and other compositions used 
in paper hangings, etc. From the fact that painters 1 brushes arein- 
jured by lime freshly slaked, they often mix with it organic sxib- 
Stances, which are liable, it is considered, to cause infection. The 
vaine remarks are applied in a genera] way to paperh angers. These 
disadvantages can, it is said, be obviated By adding one-tenth of a 
pound of boric acid to each gallon of ordinary milk of lime. This 
addition has the advantage of preventing the appearance of stains 
when paper or size colors are applied to walls not sufficiently dry. In 
case oi disinfection, it is necessary for special care to be exercised as 
to purity of the lime used. 

Photography applied to Topography.— At a recent meeting of the 
Academy ol Sciences, Captain Mcessard exhibited a photographic ap- 
paratus adapted to topographical purposes. It enables panoramic 
views to be taken, which, completed by some simple topographical 
work, provide a representation of a district on the map. The obsta- 
cles to obtain panoramic views, owing to the necessity of emptying 
glass plates and several of them, have been met by Captain Moessard's 
cyUndrograph, which is not bulky, and very light. The sensitive 
plates are necessarily of a flexible substance, carried by a curved 
Frame. The positive proofs can be arranged in a cylindrical frame, 
and so viewed as to present a panoramic view. This contrivance is 
called a cylindroso >pe. — Science Monthly. 

Asphalted Jute. — According to the Journal des Fabricants dc Papier, 
a material called asphalted jute is being largely employed in Germany 
for covering roofs, for isolating damp walls and floors and prevent- 
ing had odors from reaching apartments situated over stables, etc. 
It consists of strong jute cloth coated with specially prepared as- 
phaltum, and covered on each side with strong, asphaltum-coated 
paper. In order to obtain a very compact product, the whole is sub- 
mitted to very strong pressure. The material can be used on farms 
for making tight reservoirs, in the construction of bridges and in 
many other cases where there is need of a material that is at once 
strong, impermeable and cheap. 

A Test For Butter.— There is a qualitative test for butter so simple 
that any housewife can put it into successful practice. A clean piece 
of white paper is smeared with the suspected butter. The paper is 
then rolled up and set on fire. If the butter is pure the smell of the 
burning paper is rather pleasant; but the odor is distinctly tallowy 
if the " butter " is made up wholly or in part of animal fats. 

— Scientific American. 

The pure article of Whisky is a domestic necessity. Nevertheless 
it is an article which is exceedingly difficult to obtain, because there 
are so many vile brands offered to the public. In this emergency we 
respectfully direct the attention of housekeepers to the fact that H. 
& H. W. Catherwood's Fine Old Whiskies, for which Messrs. Dick- 
son, De Wolf & Co. are agents, contain one of the purest and most 
deliciously-flavored spirits ever produced. There are several brands 
of these Whiskies, and they have long been favorably known on this 
market. 

Tasteful and exact fitting clothes do not make a man, but they set 
a man off wonderfully. Gentlemen who wish to be elegantly garbed 
should go to ,T. M. Litchfield & Co., Merchant Tailors, No. 415 Mont- 
gomery street. They have a magnificent assortment of materials, 
and employ first-class cutters. 

E. Amsden, late of San Francisco, now of Yokohama, Japan, ex- 
ports (skillfully packed) all classes of goods, from the rarest Curios 
and Works of Art to the moderate grades, and invites correspond- 
ence. No. 18 Yokohama, under Windsor Hotel. 

Mrs. Sharpe says that her new dinner-set contains more pieces 
than when it was first brought home. It is understood that the maid- 
of-all-work is to be thanked for the increase. — Boston Transcript. 

Do you suffer from indigestion, heart-burn and cognate troubles? 
If so, try De Haven's Dyspepsia Destroyer and be cured. It never 
fails. 

Now that the holidays are over, and you begin to feel the effect of 
the over-indulgence in the good things, you should try a bottle of 
"D. D. D." It gives relief at once. 



ADVERTISER. :i 

A66RE6ATE ASSETS, $46,000,000. 

A Joint Policy Issued by the Four Companies. 
Imperial Fire Assurance Company of London hiHi. 1808.) 
London Aa«uranoe Corporation of London 

Royal Charier 17BO. J 
Northern Assurance Corporation of London [Eatnb. 1886.) 
Queon lnsuranoe Company of Liverpool [Ealnli. 1887.) 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets, Safe Deposit Building. 

UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO, 

Principal Office 416 California Street 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital j 750,000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire and Marine Insurance Co, of California. 

OFFICERS: 

GUSTAVE TOUCHAUD. President | N. o. KITTLE Vice-President 

JA8. D. BAILEY Secretary. 

TRANSATLANTIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAMBURG. 



Capital S), 500,000.00 | Assets Jan. 1, 1885 

Surplus 1 92.968.24 | Invested in the U. S. 



SI. 037.305.6* 
486,458.37 



GEO. MARCUS & CO., 

232 California Street San Francisco, California 

GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES 
[Nov. 7.) And Territories West of the Rocky Mountains. 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, J6,266,872 85. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,3-13,908 64. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1851.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,357,3211 3a. 
BUTLER & H ALDAN, Gen' I Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
405 California Street, San Francisco. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital S9.260.000 

Cash Assets 2,764.875 

Cash Assets In United States 1 ,398,646 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 

GENERAL AGENTS, 
316 California Street, San Francisco. March 20. 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, Limited, 

Of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000, 000 

Capital Paid Up 1,000,000 

Reserve Fund (in addition to Capital) 1,875,000 

Total Assets June 30, 1883 5,222,712 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[Sept. 5.] . 410 Pine Street. San Francisco. 

HUTCHINSON & MANN FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY. 

Nos. 322 and 324 California Street. San Francisco, Caf. 

Capital Represented, $27,000,000. 
E. P. FARNSWORTH, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

The Fife Insurance Association of London. 

W. L. CHALMERS, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY 

[ESTABLISHED 1871.) 
PIBE AJSTD -MZ-A-KOIILsriE. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANSOME STREET. 

San Francisco, California. 
A. J. BRYANT, CHAS. H. CUSHING, RICHARD IVERS, 

President. Secretary. Vice-President. 

Board of Directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'Sullivan, R. 

Harrison, H. H. Watson, H. Dimond, G. O. McMulliu, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 

Ames, C. F. Buckley, D. Callaghan, M. Mayblum, Richard Ivers, L. Cuu- 

ningham, H. W. Scale. Sept. 20. 

THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMBINED. 

SWITZERLAND of Zurich— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. HELVETIA of St. 
Gall— Capital, 10,000,000 Francs. BELOISE of Basle— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. 
These three companies are liable jointly and severally for all losses that 
may be sustained. Losses made payable in all the principal seaports of the 
world. In the settlement of all claims under an English policy, these com- 
panies will strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds 
and submit to English jurisdiction. HENRY W. SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
street, San Francisco. _____ [June 9-J 

NATIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANY OF IRELAND. 

ATLAS ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. 
OFFICE— 309 Sansome Street, San Francisco. 



10 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



THE GRAND JURY 
The present Grand Jury has been in session a considerable time, 
and we think it does well to remain in session, and hope it will con- 
tinue to the Last hour that its existence is permitted by the law. 
These stirring times are a good period ;it which to have a Grand Jury 
ready to inquire info whatever may turn up. Nobody can tell from 
hoar to hour what may occur. The atmosphere is full of rumors that 
take on more shape and form than would be likely to be the case if 
they were the mere imaginings of somebody's crazy brain. The mere 
fact that stupendous efforts are being made to silence them until the 
Orand Jury adjourns, is the best evidence that that body shou,ld not 
dissolve itself into nothing until it is compelled by law to do so. 
When the present Jury was impanneled the cry went forth that it 
was constituted to somebody's order, and on the surface it looked as 
it' that were true. But when we see corrupt officials antagonized by it, 
and krrow that their most ardent desire is that it should vote its own 
extinction, we are not at a loss to discern the true inwardness of such 
signs. We have watched these signs for too long and too often to 
doubt what they mean. The outside evidence is that this present 
Grand Jury is not appreciated in quarters that love not the honest 
and the true, and we take that to be the best evidence that somebody 
who has done wrong is afraid of being hurt. But there is one difficulty 
that strikes us. How are willing witnesses to reach the Grand Jury? 
ILiw is the Grand Jury to learn who the witnesses are who can put 
them nn the track that leads to great public usefulness? How is the 
inwardness of Chinatown, and the amount of the income illegitimately 
derived therefrom, to be laid bare? Who is to supply them with the 
items of income and expenditure of the police in that quarter? Who, 
in short, is to tell them of the mass of infamy which, like the rotten- 
ness that chokes our sewers, corrupts our whole city. Who will unfold 
to them the manifold workings of the departments that have charge 
of < Jhinese immigration ? There are sides to that question which they 
may inquire into', despite the pretenses and shallow humbugs of the 
Federal Courts. Who will make them acquainted with the reasons 
for which Supreme Court Clerk McCarthy left the State? Who will 
take them into the open secret of the sore that is running with putrid 
matter in regard to bow some of our Judges have been nominated and 
elected? Who will enlighten them as to the sea-wall contracts and 
other official jobbery? They sit in a room in an upper story, and the 
corridors are crowded with those who have the most interest in turn- 
ing back any little stream of truth that might want to run their way. 
Let them invite confidence, let them remember that they are citizens 
as well as Grand Jurymen, let them go outside of interested officialdom 
for their facts, and, our word for it, they will not be long in striking 
a vein that will yield them richer results than has yet entered into 
their minds to Imagine. We believe that they mean well, that their 
instincts are right, and that they have courage to strike at a quarter 
that lias too often selected Grand Jurymen, but they don't know how 
to do it. Let. them search out those who can tell them. The surface 
that hides things is only skin-deep. Let them break through the 
Crust, and they will forthwith reach the official corruption that is 
beneath. 

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? 
It is becoming a nice question as to who is responsible for the con- 
duetof the Government s business at this port. We had supposed 
that the Collector was chief over all. We were led to believe that 
when the Republican Sears was removed, and the Democratic Hager 
was appointed to succeed him, President Cleveland intended thatnis 
Officials should lie brought into harmony with his administration and 
the Democratic platform, on the subject of making the Chinese Ex- 
elusion Act effective. .Such papers as the Bulletin told us that that 
was what was meant. They did the underwriting for Hager, and 
begged us to-receive him as a heaven-sent Collector of the Port, who 
would soon set all things right. The News Letter ventured to doubt 
a little, and hesitated its dislike. It was audacious enough to say that 
the Bulletin did not understand the man who had fooled itby flattery 
h >r years. It intimated that he had neverdone anything worth crow- 
ing nver; that he was pro-railroad or anti-railroad, as best suited his 
audience; that he was society's most shining mark or the contrary. 
as best became the company ami the occasion, and that, above all, he 
was a lazy and indolent man. Time, that i>roves all things, is justify- 
ing us.' Hager, the Democrat, has disrobed himself of all responsi- 
bility in connection with the Chinese Restriction Act, and has should- 
ered' the entire matter upon the Republican Surveyor of the Port. 
Where, then, comes in the desire of President Cleveland to have his 
own appointees do the work that is popular! and from which his ad- 
ministration hopes to reap reward? Poor Morton, who is already 
condemned, and who only holds office in order that he may fail in 
that which Hager has not the assiduity or ability to accomplish, is 
charged with a duty that does not belong to his particular de- 
partment, and meanwhile, the heaven-sent Collector is idle and 
listless, and instead of bending the energies of a live man to 
the enforcement of the Art which brought his party more popularity 
than anything it ever touched, he sits listening to a man infinitely Ins 
superior as to who should be appointed Postmaster of this city. Mean- 
while, the Chinese come in. The other day he listlessly signed the 
papers of three of them, and when charged with the fact denied it, 
and no doubt honestly so, for he was too indolent to know just what 
Ite had 'lone. Brought face to face with the documents and his own 
Signature thereto, he had to own up. The Bulletin, which had to re- 
port the proceedings, was as' dumb as a muzzled ox as to the neglect 
of the man it had vouched for. A discriminating public will dealout 
the equities of censure with less partiality. The truth is, that what 
with cunning devices to rob the revenue at this port, wholesale smug- 
gling from Victoria, and profitable tricks practiced over our borders, 
we need a real live man as Collector of the Port, who is everything 
Bh'at Hager is not. That was high treason when we first said it — it is 
low treason even now, hut it will become a household word and a 
living truth as time affords an opportunity to develop the indolence, 
insinrerity and incapacity of a greatly overrated man. - 



R. Cutlar (Dentist), Room 104, Phelan's Building, third floor. 



THE SEA-WALL. 
The other day some fifteen hundred feet frontage of the sea-wall 
bulged out into the ocean and disappeared beneath the waves. The 
water was necessarily shallowed, and vessels of ordinary tonnage 
will no longer be able to come alongside that particular portion of the 
city-front. This is an untoward result, but it is one that was inevi- 
table, and creates no surprise among engineers and mechanics. The 
intention with which the sea-wall is being built is excellent, but its 
design and execution are defective to the very last degree. The dump- 
ing of sand and rotten stone, that will crumble to pieces after a few 
hours' emersion, is not the way in which to construct a work of 
great public usefulness that is intended to last forever. In the first 
place the pressure thus produced causes the mud at the bottom to 
ooze out seawards and shallow the water. In the next place the wall 
itself is constructed of such non-resistant and unsubstantial ma- 
terial that it is only a question of time when it will all be swept away, 
and leave the second condition of things infinitely worse than the 
first. In fact that portion of the city front will be destroyed for all 
practical purposes. Great harbor works that are intended to endure, 
are not built as our sea-wall is being, and it will be the duty of the next 
Legislature to stop all further waste of money and destruction of a 
water-front that is too valuable to this city to be further trifled with. 
Political contractors have, however, got their hands on the business, 
and it will be difficult to wrest things from their control. But the 
attempt must be made. The subject matter is too important to be 
further neglected. Our merchants owe it to themselves, and to the 
city at large, to take hold of this matter with a vim that knows no 
such word as fail. By all means let the city-front be improved, but 
let it be done in a workmanlike manner. A great port like this needs 
better accommodations than it has, and they must be supplied. But 
the building of a rotten and defective sea-wall will not supply them. 



THE DYNAMITERS. 
There is something singular and inexplicable in the case of the so- 
called dynamiters, which is calculated to confuse the keenest of ob- 
servers. If these men were really engaged in manufacturing bombs 
with which to destroy property and lite, it is monstrous and absurd 
that they should be charged with no higher or graver offense than 
that of violating a little city ordinance against the storing of explosives 
without a liceuse. If their intent was that which it is said to have 
been, their crime merits the severest penalty known to the law short 
of death. The human mind fails to realize a crime more dastardly 
than that which it is alleged they were contriving. The deadly use to 
which dynamite can be put, and the devastation which its use is likely 
to create all around, are things that make one shudder at the mere 
contemplation of them. That bombs for secret and deadly purposes 
were being manufactured is proven, for they were captured and pro- 
duced in evidence. So also was a pamphlet directing how they should 
be manufactured and seeretlv employed. So also was a list of citizens 
who were to be removed by their means. The strangest fact of all is 
that the accused themselves admitted, and boasted, and even testified 
to the criminal intent with which the whole business was entered 
upon. Contriving and compassing death and destruction, they are 
only charged with a paltry misdemeanor, and meanwhile they were 
allowed to go on as if nothing had happened. They hold secret meet- 
ings with their co-conspirators, collect money for secret purposes and 
vaunt themselves as if they were engaged in the most laudable enter- 
prise in the world. All this is strange, indeed, and we confess sur- 
passes our understanding. If there was ever anything serious in this 
business, the action of the police and the prosecuting officers becomes 
absolutely inscrutable. It seems as if there were some designing in- 
trigues involved somewhere. There are ways that are dark and tricks 
that are vain that are practiced by other than the heathen Chinee. 
This matter, however, is too grave to be trifled with. The public have 
a right to know what is at the bottom of it. 

A CAGED SWINDLER. 
Readers of the " News Letter" will recollect that in our issue of 
December 27, 1884, we drew attention to the fact that a noted rascal 
(who had been insolvent several times), known as Baron Luhdorf, 
was in our midst endeavoring to interest capitalists in a humbug cor- 
poration named the North Pacific Company, which, with a capital of 
$1,000,000, was to engage in the development of the Saghalin Coal 
Mines, and other commercial adventures in Eastern Siberia. We 
pronounced the man a swindler and the scheme a barefaced fraud, 
and our words were not challenged. On the contrary, after our ex- 

Eosure the Baron slunk away from this community. Since then he 
as made his bow in the Insolvent Court once more, and on the 12th 
of December last, in the City of Hamburg, he was held to answer by 
a Court of primary jurisdiction upon a charge of fraud and embez- 
zlement in connection with certain transactions he had had with the 
li liii of Deickmann & Co., of Hamburg and Siberia. At the last ac- 
counts the noble swindler was languishing in durance vile, pending 
his trial upon these charges, although he had offered hail for his ap- 
pearance to the amount of twenty-five thousand marks — which is 
about equal to six thousand three hundred dollars in our money. 
The gravity of the charges and the clear appearance of his guilt may 
lie interred from the fact that such a large amount of bail was re- 
fused. Our capitalists have a right to be thankful to the News Let- 
ter for its timely exposure of this rascal, which doubtless saved 
them large sums of money. It is to be hoped that this notorious 
swindler will be convicted, and placed permanently behind the prison 
bars. He should have been there long ago, if he had got his deserts. 



Miss Emma Frances Dawson, who has been for some time past a 
valued contributor to the columns of the News Letter, has just been 
awarded the first prize of $100, offered by the Boston Pilot some six 
months ago, for the best patriotic poem submitted to it. Miss Daw- 
son's verses are on the American nag, and her success is rendered all 
the more satisfactory through the fact that the committee which 
made the award says" that, out of some hundreds of contestants, there 
were some sbores of verses which were of " remarkable merit." 



Jim. 9, 188& 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



11 



TOWN CRIER. 

■ Heir the rrlcr!"" "What the dcvU art thmi?" 
■(in.- that will play tin- devil, «ir, wllh you." 



A man whom nil the world has it right to despise, detest and abase 
i* the man who forsakes his wife without rhyme or reason, and openly 
i- (he grounds for hi- shameless conduct that he was " tired 
of her." Han he simply relieved her of a presence which, it is easy 
to believe, may have been disagreeable, and provided f">r her support 
and that of tin- two children dependent upon her, the world might 
have congratulated Iht upon freedom from a man without honor, 
principle, or personal, moral or mental attraction. Mut having taken 
.1 woman from ;i comfortable, if not luxurious home, made her the 
mother of two children, and in some measure debarred her. through 
his own offensive manners, it is more than questionable whether a 
man should !«■ allowed to relieve himself quietly of her maintenance 
to gratify the caprice of his worthless mind, ft is strangely incom- 
prehensible that society— so severe individually upon such actions- 
should not, in a body, reject and eject this man from its ranks. Yet 
society tolerates him— though to do society -justice it does nothing 
more. He manages to cling to the outskirts, to maintain a half 
grudged ac [uaintance with a few families of good standing, to live at 
;i first-class hotel, and to obtain invitations to a few respectable as- 
semblies. Whore is his wife? Sick, poor, shamed, heart-broken, she 
>ne away from the place which seems too full of bitter mem- 
ories and daily cruel reminders— unable, until months of hard work, 
to accumulate the necessary funds to purchase her legal freedom, for 
with the characteristic indifference of a brutal temperament, her 
wretched, cowardly, despicable husband professes himself satisfied 
with the freedom secured him by his bachelor life, and having no in- 
clination to marry again, does not exert himself to aid the woman he 
has deserted In securing a legal right to provide for herself, and reap 
the benefits of the independence lie has forced upon her. 

The T. C. must, with every other honest man, raise his voice on 
high in approval of the appeal Chief < rowley addressed to the Board 
of Supervisors. The masquerade ball, unless given in a private house, 
or under the auspices of such individuals as will insure the exclusion 
of all but perfectly respectable people, is a class of entertainment 
particularly vicious in its influence. No man about town but would 
confess that the enjoyment of such an evening is largely swallowed 
up in the disgust which speedily ensues as the charming abandon of 
the women merges into loose, licentious, vulgar nastiness, and the 
gay Spirits of boys become absorbed in spirits of a more powerful 
character, and dancing degenerates into drunken embraces ordrunk- 
en brawls, according as drink makes the drinker affectionate or ag- 
gressive. The masquerade ball may still offer a glowing attraction to 
boys, who, like puppies of different breeds, require the assistance of 
time to get their eyes open. The T. C. can remember when he re- 
garded this species of entertainment as the very incarnation of deli- 
cious wickedness; when it offered an ecstasy of beautiful, bad enjoy- 
ment ; when he would have wept the fresh water tears of his callow 
youth in a genuine agony of disappointment, had the Chief of Police 
of his boyhood made any such request of the Board of Supervisors. 
But the man of the world prefers little vices daintily prepared and 
delicately passed over, and scented, and powdered, and perfumed. 
He does not care for the hideous details of naked naughtiness, and 
the coarse, uncompromising drunkenness and bestiality of the New 
Year's Eve masquerade ball at the Wan Francisco pavilion, offered 
no charms to the individual experienced in a higherorder of wicked- 
ness, and disgusted the individual of ordinary principle, and shocked 
the individual of moral comprehension. 

It is time the T. C, expressed some of the admiration he feels for the 
voung ladies and gentlemen who apparently run the entire Western 
Union Telegraph Company, including District Messenger Depart- 
ments and Carriage Companies. From all the T. C. can ascertain 
from the best authorities, these young things receive but a modest 
stipend, and are regarded as mere nonentities by the company which 
employs them. They are subject to orders and devoid of influence. 
Now, the T. C. wants to know who would ever imagine such a state of 
affairs on entering any branch office of the W. U. T. Company? Who 
would infer from the haughty indifference and high importance of 
the clerks in charge, that they were anything less than the company 
itself? Who would gather any idea of dependence or subjection 
from the manner of the young woman who receives any necessary 
question concerning her* business with a curt " yes," " no," " mm, 
or, if she feel so inclined, an unmoved silence? Who, understanding 
the exact position of these interesting young people, is prepared to 
accept their confounded impertinence and lack of civility to be ex- 
pected from any hireling of any concern toward any patron of said 
concern? What is a telegraph, a telephone, a carriage or a messenger 
company for if not for the convenience of the public, and for what 
reason must the public, which supports all such companies, be sub- 
jected to the offensive impudence of a crowd of low-bred, ignorant, 
Untrained employees, intoxicated by the little meed of apparent power 
derived from the charge of some small branch office? 

Beside the dinner table there is the lunch table, which offers an ex- 
pose of the want of refinement which characterizes some of San Fran- 
cisco's prominent citizens. The T. 0. lunched informally, not long 
ago, at a table where one of the guests was a man who numbers his 
millions on the fingers of one hand. This gentleman (ignoring the 
presence of the efficient butler, helped himself to butter with a Knife 
provided for his individual use, and, owing to the distance of the sil- 
ver bowl from his place, was obliged to raise himself slightly in his 
chair to reach the mature fruit of the full-blown cow. The pretty 
hostess flushed a perceptible scarlet in spite of her evident effort to 
maintain a callous and unmoved expression, and bravely started 
some animated theme with the courage of the noblesse oblige. But it 
is hard to find sympathy with the outraged feelings of a delicate and 
refined woman, who admits such a boor to the intimacy of her in- 
formal lunches, simply because the key which he places at her gates 
is a heavily gilded one. 



Ev.ry one belonging to this Christian age ha- fi etdea. 

perhaps unconsi lousl) b«l yet some i ih. Anrieul 

and modern art depict- him alter OHG I ll and blonde man 

bond, and perhaps this portrait rises Involuntarily before the m 
eye whether one would, individually, have preferred lnu. to look 
otherwise. This picture could not have been more rudely tlinnelivd 
than by the apparition ol the crank who imagines himself to be the 

Savior of the Earth, ami who added to mativ vagaries which have di- 

turlied the San Francisco public, that of interrupting divine worship 
and discourse at Calvary Church last Bunday. This crank. Lewi-, in 
allowed to roam at will, making himself obnoxious to men and an 
object of terror to women and children. The T. C. himself i- i 
that sensitively constituted religions organization which i- chilled and 
sickened at the sacriligioua nature of this person's mania, ll 
not claim, as did some orthodox members of the < 'a I vary Church con 
gregation, that such a sight tends to weaken the regard audi. 

willi which the name of the Savior should be regarded by all cla 

lie believes, on the contrary, that true Cristlans are sufficiently stanch 
In the faith to allow of no weakening from any blow, and that those 
who have already fallen from grace will .-ink 'no lower through the 
folly of one idiot, or maniac, or crank. But regarded purely in the 
Light of a public nuisance and a quondam disturber of the peace, lei 
Lewis and all other cranks be confined in some suitable establish- 
ment, be it situated in Stockton or in the precincts of the City Jail, 
according as their idiosyncrasies may prove to be real or assumed. 

"The key to good breeding," says some clever writer, •• is tODO 
found at the dinner table." The T. C. begs to differ with this writer . 
The key to good breeding is generally to be missed at the dinner table. 
There is something about this accustomed haunt which develops the 
brutal tendencies natural to man, and a great amount of polish must 
veneer the inner man to prevent his cropping to the surface in all 
his naked, savage hideousness. The dinner table is conducive to 
the exhibition of greed, gluttony and sellisb absorption. H gives the 
man, who poses elsewhere as a gentleman, dead away. It betrays 
everything which was lacking in his early youth and primary educa- 
tion. He is apt, in the joys ,»f gastronomy, tit forget the critical eye 
of the man opposite. He is wont to masticate his food at the top of 
his voice, guzzle his fluids with an audible relish, and more than once 
he has been observed to carefully polish the china with his individual 
napkin. This is a habit offensive and vulgar, unnecessary in circles 
of society which are provided with cooks and bottle-washers. It 
openly argues the polisher of low extraction, obscure elevation and 
questionable surrounding influences. The man who, in the presence 
of well-bred people, in a house where clean service is assured, Qsea 
his napkin to wipe his plate, may be suspected, at some earlier period 
of his existence, of having resided in quarters where such precautions 
were necessary, and since such mannerisms run in twos and threes, 
the careful observer may yet detect this individual in the further 
cleanliness of licking his knife and polishing it on his sleeve. 

Dog "worship in San Francisco has been brought to the most sacred 
hights. That is to say, it has been brought to the hights of exclusive 
society. In other cities of the world — not all others, but some others 
—this adoration of the canine species is confined to those fascinating 
ladies who comprise the " half world." To them alone is confined the 
outward demonstrations of tenderness, the jealous care of these pre- 
cious pets, and the custom of hiring a bonne in cap and apron to tend 
to their snarling wants and gratify their growling caprices. In San 
Francisco, it is ladies of unimpeachable position wdio indulge small 
terriers or dote on pugs. They take them shopping under one arm, 
balanced by a long smelling bottle in the other nand, or send them 
forth under the charge of a colored coachman to take the morning air. 
They are fed on especial dishes, from particular platters; thev are 
painted in oil and hung on the walls of their mistresses bed-chambers; 
they are over-fed, spoiled, pampered, petted, ill-smelling, nasty little 
nuisances, and they have the one virtue of dying early, when they are 
usually buried in the family lot at Lone Mountain. 

One of the most startling phenomena of the past year was that of 
the woman in San Francisco who turned gray in a single night. There 
are some severe critics, who affirm that this was the result of ponder- 
ing over the mischief she had accomplished with her tongue (luring 
her Summer sojourn at a country hotel ; but, from all the T, (.'. can 
learn from such valuable and reliable sources as " Mag " and other 
social spirits, who uphold the true and expose the false, she has given 
no other evidence of repentance or reform. Perhaps there is no char- 
acter so utterly injurious to society as the woman without intellect or 
refinement, and possessed of a native inborn malice. Lacking all re- 
sources of a mental nature, she feeds upon current scraps of gossip, 
which she molds, shapes, enlarges and alters to suit her own distorted 
fancy or personal spite, and then flings forth again to the public, ripe 
with the taint of her vicious tongue. This is a creature without heart 
or soul, or moral sensibility or charitable impulse, and, worse than all 
this, without the power to recognize, respect or appreciate these qual- 
ities in better women. 

The sporting liar has been let loose on the community this week. 
A boy kills a California lion with a stone, according to one of our dail- 
ies; according to another a bald-headed eagle swoops down on a duck- 
hunting boy, and is slain and bagged. The victor puts the game in his 
hunting bag and finds out that ithas aspread of eightfeet from one !i|> 
of the wing to the other. He must have had a somewhat compre- 
hensive bag with him. If the public can swallow these Munchausen- 
like yarns, well and good, but the T. V. must crave pardon if he de- 
clares that a whole salt-mine would hardly enable hnn to get away 
with them. 

"Did you have many callers on New Years?" queried Mrs. Snobtree 
other poor neighbor, Mrs. Dime. "We had quite a number," she con- 
tinued, " and the quantity of wine and spirits they drank was some- 
thing awful." " We had but few callers," said demure little Mrs. 
Dime, " but what few we had, called to see «.*, and not to make a sa- 
loon out of our house." Mrs. S. and Mrs. D. have for the present 
put their mutual cordiality on ice. 



12 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan, 9, 188(1 



PASSING REMARKS. 

In his remarks on the mendacity of the American press, President 
Cleveland has simply echoed the sentiment of the people. The enter- 
prise and thoroughness of our newspapers as ne\vs-e;atherers are 
matters of just pride, but their utter unreliability as authorities and 
remarkable fallibility as truth-tellers, is a cause for shame. There is 
no discrimination exercised in the publication of matter. The agent 
who telegraphs, the editor who compiles, and particularly the corre- 
sjm nn lent who writes, allows imagination, if not prejudice, to influence 
what he presents as facts to the public. The editor is excusable, for 
he has no means of just estimate; the agent may plead, in extenua- 
tion, the hurry and excitement under which he is compelled to act, 
but the correspondent has nothing to offer in justification of his will- 
ful exaggerations and deliberate falsehoods. As I said in this column 
many months ago, the Washington correspondent is the arch-fiend 
in this business. It is he who has made public life in this country a 
thing to be shunned by self-respecting men. To hirn is due the uni- 
versal belief that American human nature is more corrupt and 
vicious than that of any other nation. It is he who has taught, the 
people to believe that government office-holding means robbery. If 
our officials are honest they get no credit for it, for the Washington 
correspondent makes scoundrels of them all the same. And such is 
the power of the press in the country that but few have the courage 
to defy it. With an esprit de corps which in some other cause would 
be admirable, the papers stand by each other in all these matters. 
Frederick Gebhard was satirized by every sheet in the land. When a 
low-lived news-gatherer of St. Louis pushed things beyond human 
endurance, outraging all sense of decency, Gebhard merely thrashed 
him, when he ought to have killed him ; and, with a few notable ex- 
ceptions, every paper attacked the man who had so long been patient, 
in the face of the most unjustifiable outrages, in a manner that was 
simply disgusting. Now that the President has fearlessly expressed 
his opinion — an opinion in which almost every one concurs — he is to 
be attacked by the press of the country. A Kew York paper calmly 
and deliberately published a Jie as to the relations of Cleveland and 
one of the proprietors of Puck. It was a simple inference published 
to the world as a fact. Who can blame Cleveland for making that 
the text of hi-! remarks? The mission of the. reinforcements sent to 
Arizona from the Presidio was misstated, in the face of authoritative 
statements to the contrary, by the local journals. Public sympathy 
was excited by false accounts. of the destitute condition of the Rush's 
crew. I cite these as recent examples of the point made by the Presi- 
dent. The trouble in the matter is that, in estimating the truthful- 
ness of reports received by newspaper editors, the benefit of the doubt 
is given to the unworthy view of the question — and this from the 
purely mercenary point of view of pecuniary profit. Average human 
nature, unfortunately, revels in the wickedness of the world, and 
newspaper proprietors seek to fill their pockets by catering to this de- 
light m the misdeeds of others. Sensationalism is the curse of this 
country — in the press as well as in everything else. A good example 
of the malice which governs the dissemination of news by the papers, 
are the strenuous efforts being made by a New York daily to convince 
the public that the death of Vanderbilt was due to an angry conver- 
sation with a rival railroad magnate. In plain words, it is*being at- 
tempted to prove that Robert Garrett is morally a murderer. It is dis- 
gusting ! 

* * * * # 

For the appreciation of her poetic genius, Ina D. Coolbrith must 
look to the future. It is inexplicable that one so gifted should live 
almost unknown. There is no sweeter singer in poesy than this wo- 
man, whose name even is hardly known in this community of com- 
monnlaceness. The few Hues on Edgar T. Kelley's Macbeth music, 
published in the last Overland, form a little gem. 

***** 

The pantomimic ballet, Speranza, now delighting the Parisians at 
the Eden Theatre, is said to be the most magnificent of the many 
magnificent spectacles for which this renowned place of amusement 
is famed. Cornalba, the dancer, is the star. The theatre-goers of 
this city will remember this handsome woman, graceful, agile and 
charming in every step, beautiful in every pose. She is now the 
prima ballerina assohita of Paris, and Mauri and Subra, the ballet 
celebrities of the Grand Opera, are ranked as second to her. 

* * * * # 

Some intelligent ( !) individual has givenrfo the world the remark- 
able opinion that the San Francisco merchants made fortunes during 
the war, by buying goods in New York for currency dollars, and sell- 
ing them here for gold dollars. As the currency dollars were worth 
at the time fifty cents in gold, the profit was one of one hundred per 
cent. Actually the transaction was simply that of buying for fit' fcy 
cents and selling for one dollar. So do merchants now- a- days buy 
for fifty cents ami sell for one dollar. Gold and currency as material 
objects had nothing to do with the question. The fortunes made 
arose out of the fluctuations existing in the gold value of a currency 
dollar, between the times of the incurred liability for the purchase 
and the liquidation of the same. That was gambling pure and. sim- 
ple, and the gains of one merchant resulted from the losses of an- 
other. As long as currency depreciated in value, the San Francisco 
buyer made a profit, with every advance he lost. By a species of ter- 
giversation which well balanced business minds can not comprehend, 
the opinion, as stated above, is made to serve as a pro-silver argu- 
ment. 

***** 

The ignorance displayed by our Congressional notabilities on finan- 
cial matters is appalling. They express opinions, which are carefully 
telegraphed to every nook in the land, which brings a smile to the 
features of the humblest bank employee. The moment two things 
exist, a relative value is established, and that is the only value these 
two things can have. All the tirades of Western statesmen {?), and 
all the legislation of this or any other nation, cannot change that. An 
arbitrary value may be placed upon anything, but that arbitrary value 
will bold only for the purposes for which it is created. Just as soon 
as our currency is inflated by silver certificates beyond the absorbing 



powers of Government dues and beyond the needs ,0* public con- 
venience, they will retain only their redemption value, estimated by 
a gold standard. The hue and cry about the anti-silver crusade being 
a " bankers " fight is amusing. Who should know the merits of the 
question if not they? Gold can be dethroned as the standard of value 
only by the discovery of a metal more precious, more durable and in- 
trinsically more valuable by any and all known systems of estimation. 
* Clairheau. 

CALIFORNIA 

Artificial Stone Paving Company 

(SCHILLINGER'S PATENT.) 

For Sidewalks, Garden Walks, Corridors, Offices, Carriage Drives, Stable and 
Cellar Floors, Kitchens, etc. 

£W The Courts here and in the East have decided that Artificial Stone 
Pavements, with plastic concrete, and in detached blocks, are infringe- 
ments of the Schillinger Patent; and also that when the plastic material is 
blocked off with a trowel and cut through far enough to control the crack- 
ing caused by shrinkage, that such pavement is in law the same as if laid 
in detached blocks, and is an infringement of the patent. All property 
owners having such pavements laid without the license of the above com- 
pany will be prosecuted. 

OFFICE-404 MONTGOMERY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. 

M. LYNCH, ALBERT H. REICHLING, G. GOODMAN, 
President. Secretary. Manager. 

AMERICAN EXCHANGE HOTEL, 

SANSOME STREET, COR. HALLECK, SAN FRANCISCO. 

[^f This hotel is in the very center of the business portion of the city, 
and has been renovated and newly furnished throughout. The traveling 
public will find this to be the most convenient as weli as the most comfort- 
able and respectable hotel in the city. TABLE FIRST-CLASS. Board and 
Room— ?1, $1.25 and $1.50 per day. Nice Single Rooms, per night, 50 Cents. 
Hot and Cold\Baths Free. Free Coach tn and from the Hotel. 

[Nov. 21.] MONTGOMERY BROS., Proprietors. . 



STEMWAY & SONS, 
MUNICH & UUU 



PIANOS ! ^ 



Kli.\ST GAMER and 

C. RIIENISCII. 



M. GRAY, 206 Post Street, San Francisco. 

August 1. 

EDWIN W. JOY, 
IMPORTING, MANUFACTURING and DISPENSING CHEMIST, 

NO. 862 MARKET STREET, 

Jnnrtlon of Market, Fourth, Stockton nod Ellis Streets, Sun Francisco. 

THIS STOKE IS OPEN ALL NIGHT, Aug. 15. 

MOUNT VERNON COMPANY, BALTIMORE. 

The undersigned having been appointed AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC 

COAST for the sale of the mauu factures of above company, have now in store : 

Sail Duek — all Numbers; 

Hydraulic — all Numbers; 

Draper and Wagon Duek, 

From 30 to 120 Inches Wide, and a Complete Assortment of All Qualities 

28^-Inch DUCK, from 7 ozs. to 15 ozs., inclusive. 

MURPHY, GRANT & CO. 

COKE CHEAPEST FUEL-REDUCTION IN PRICE! 

Wholesale Price.. 50 Cts. per Bbl. | Retail Price 60 Cts. per Bbl. 

AT THE WORKS OF THE 
SAN FRANCISCO GASLIGHT COMPANY, 
[Jan. 12.] Howard and First Streets and Foot of Second Street. 

DR. RICORD'S RESTORATIVE PILLS. 

Buy None but the Genuine— A Specific for Exhausted Vitality, Physical 
Debility, Wasted Forces, etc.— Approved by the Academy of Medicine, 
Paris, and the Medical Celebrities. Agents for California and the Pacific 
States, J. G. STEELE & CO., 635 Market street, { Palace lintel), San Francisco. 
Sent by mail or express anywhere. PRICES REDUCED. Box of 50, $1 25; 
of 100, $2; of 200, $3 50; of COO, $6. Preparatory Pills, $2. 

Send for Circular. 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY, 

No. SIO Sansome Street, : : San Franeiseo 
WHOLESALE DEALERS LN FURS. 



ROOFING 

REPAIRS. 



For ROOFING REPAIRS, Send an Early Order to 

D. G. FISKE, the Pioneer Roofer, 

[Oct. 31.] 827 Market Street. 



SELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street, : : San Francisco 

Gold and Silver Refinery and Assay Office. 
^^•^■Mauufacturcrs of Blucstone, Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Shot and 
The "Standard " Machine-Loaded Shot nun Cartridges, under the 
Chamber/in Patents, 



Jan. -'. 1886. 



CALIFORNIA 



"BIZ." 



The Boobs of the year 1885 having b«en written up and posted. 
it la well then to take ■ retrospective view i»f the pnsl and see what 
progress we have made; First, then, as regards our city; it has been 
n yearof considerable growth and prosperity we have recorded sales 
of over $13,000,000 ol city Real Estate; weJiavo built and contracted 
f.>r tin- erection of 1,456 buildings of the value of $7,000,000, which is 
ire than in 1884, and an increase in values of $1,000,000. Our 
population has steadily increased, and the cits now boasts «>f 275,000 
nonU, some say 800,000 i* nearer the truth. Our local rannufaoturiee 
exhibit a steady increase, and now exceeds in number and value of 
that of nny ottier »-iiy in the state. There i* BCarcely any Industry 
that has nol its representative in this city. We will run over the list of 
those mosl prominent: Flouring Mills— the output for L8S5 approxi- 
mates $15,000,000, consuming 8,500,000 bushels of Wheat, and 3,600,- 
<»><► bushels of <'orn. Barley, Oats, etc. The daily capacity of all 
the Flouring Mills in the State is computed at 20,000 bbls., say for 300 
running days shows an output ol 6,000,000 bbls., the average value of 
Ibis $4, say $24,000,000 aa the total valuation. The Golden Gate Mills, 
Horace Davis & Co., proprietors, is the largest mill in the city. The 
Starr Mills Company have two Flouring Mills, one at South Vnllejo 
the other at Wheatport . the latter nearinp completion. This latter 
company, have of late years, shipped largely of their Extra flour to 
the united Kingdom, seeking at all times to keen up a regular supply 
of same. Sperry it Co., of the Stockton City Mills, come third in the 
list, with their superior product, having one of the ('most mills in the 
State, and like the Golden (iate Mills, make the patent rolling Hour a 
specialty. In addition to the foregoing, we have in this city the 
Golden Age Mills. National Mills and others of large capacities. 
These all find n market for their surplus product in China, Great 
Britain, Central and South America, ana the Islands of the Pacific. 

Woolen Mills.— Wc have in this city two large establishments— the 
Pioneer, at North Beach, and the Golden Gate Mills, at the I'otrero. 
The goods here manufactured are of the finest description and of 
great value. 

The Canning trade is of great value and importance, the Cutting 
Company taking the lead in quantity, if not in quality. Lusk & Co. 
are also extensively engaged in the same line of business ; also that of 
Code, KhYlt ft Co., ami others of lesser note. These several factories 
put up all kinds of fruit and vegetables in their season, and the two 
former packed no inconsiderable quantity of salmon. Salmon is 
scarce. The Pacific Coast pack for 1885 was 803, 050 cases. Canned 
fruits are quiet and firm. During 1885 there were 42fi,500 cases or 10,- 
33>,000 cans, each holding two and a half pounds, put up in this State. 

The Wine interest of the coast is, perhaps, second to none in its 
importance. Kohler & Frohling are pioneers in this business, fur- 
nishing Still Wines in all their purity and excellence; while Arpad 
Harazsthy & Co. continue to feed the market with Eclipse and other 
sparkling* Wines, comparing favorably with the best imported. There 
are other firms largely and extensively engaged in the Native Wine 
industry, but we have not time or space to speak of all as we could 
desire. Of Grape Brandies in their purity, as also of Choice Table 
Wines, we may mention those of II. M. Naglee and E. J. Baldwin's. 
The Wine output of 18K4 was placed at 15,000,000 gallons, while that 
of L885 was only 7,500,000 gallons; but the prospect is good for 20,- 
000,000 gallons "in 1886. 

The Raisin product of the State has had a fine set-off in the year 
1885; 
Win. 

with A. Lusk & Co. and Geo. W. Mead & Co. competitors in the race. 
The Raisin product of 1884, 175,000 boxes, and that of 1885, 325,000 
boxes. In 1886, with a good season, the product will probably reach 
600,000 boxes. 

The "Wool product of California has steadily declined ever since 
1876, -when the product reached 56,550,000 fts. ; 1877, 53,000,000 lbs.; 
1884 the clip was 37.415,330 fts. ; 1885, 36,561,390 lbs. The Exports of 
all grades, by sea and rail in 1885, 40,000,000 lbs. ; and the value 
thereof, $6,500,000. Of the above, 36,000,000 lbs. went Overland by 
rail, and 4,000,000 B>s. by sail. The present stock of Wool is smaller 
than for several years past. 

Space prevents us from further remark respecting our home in- 
dustries, other thun to say that we have a Cotton Mill, Cordage Fac- 
tory, .lute Factory for Bag making, Iron Foundries, Agricultural 
Implement Manufactories, Carriage and Wagon Factories, Lumber 
Mills, Saw Mills, Box and Trunk Factories, Nail and Stove Factories, 
Smelting Works, Oil Mills, Soap and CandleFactories, Cigar Factories 
by the score, Boot and Shoe Factories, Leather, ditto, Tanneries, 
Sugar Refineries (two of the largest in the United States). These 
and others comprise the industries of California. 

Hawaii.— The stmr. St. Paul sailed for Honolulu Jan. 2d, and had 
for cargo 1,007 bbls. Flour aiid Gen. Mdse. of the value of $83,000. 
The bark Discovery sailed for same Dec. 29th, with 992 bbls. Flour 
and Mdse. ; value, $17,931. 

Westport.— The Ger. bark Brittania was cleared for U. K. by Starr 
& Co., with 12,500 bbls. Flour; value, $54,000., 

Tahiti.— The Ger. stmr. Raitea, 21 days thence, had for cargo 323 
bales Cotton, 11,400 Cocoanuts, etc. 

Sydney. — Per Br. ship Mitredale, hence Dec. 31st, had for cargo 
2,000 Doors, 994 M ft. Lumber, 200 bbls. Salmon, etc. ; value, $37,500. 

Central America.— The P. M. S. S. San Bias brought up 565 bags 
Coffee, 1,722 bags Sugar, etc. 

Mexico.— The San Bias brought up 300 bxs. Fruit and $69,000 in 
Treasure. 
Charter.— Ship Cyrus Wakefield, 2,013 tons, Wheat to Liverpool or 



; quality choice, packing good, and the result very satisfactory. 
. T. Coleman & Co. seek to control the Raisin crop of the State, 



ADYKKTISKK. n_ 

Cardiff, £i Ss.\ Dublin or Avonmonth, £1 6».8d.; l". K. ..r Antwerp. 

xi Bb. 

Quicksilver continues Arm under light production. The receipts 
an. I exports f'ir the pnsl four yean havo been as follows: 

Eteeelpts Flasks. Expo 

1888 36,390 I, 

WW 38.111 17.171 

1888 , 49,094 89,908 

1883 . 46,310 40,188 

Young men and women can do no better al the beginning of this 
year than to resolve to equip themselves for the battle <»f life with a 
good business education. And In this connection, we lake leave to 
draw attention to the fact that Benld's Business College is one of. the 
most perfeotlv organized educational institutions in thecounl ry. Any 
person who thoroughly avails hint or herself of the opportunitiet pre 
sented by this institution cannot fail to acquire a perfect knowledge 
of orderly met ho. is of transacting business and keeping a record t here- 
of. Heald's graduates are always in demand. 

BEDSTEADS 
For $3 as pood as was formerly sold for $7, at the California Fur- 
niture Company, Nos. 220 to 22f> Bush street. 

Messrs. G. T. Marsh & Co., No. b'25 Market street, have a complete 
assortment of the higher classes of Japanese poo. Is. 

SOUTH PACIFIC COAST R A I L R AIdT~ 

FTT?^*' uuiMiK n*tn r-n ui.uii- < .uuj -}\ I 111 J lUTTTT i n 
Ufil IP^tn«M.iilllimiiiltTfMW:M|.||||>liHI;.Mfc1,l.njBJiil 



Passenger Trains Leave Station Foot of Market Street, South Bide at: 

8.QA A. M. daily— Alvarado, Newark. Centrevlllc, Alviso, Santa I'larn, 
.OW BAN JOSE. Los Gatos, Wright's, Glenwnnd, Felton, ltif Trees, 
Boulder Creek, SANTA CRUZ and all Way Stations. 



2-O/^J p. M. (except Sunday), Express— Mt. Eden, Alvarado. Newark, 
.OV-/ Centreville, Alviso, AgncWs, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, Lns 
Gatos and all Stations to Boulder Creek and SANTA CRUZ. 

A -Q(~) P- m. daily— for SAN JOSE, Los Gates and intermediate points. 

4- (~\ (~\ a. m. every Sunday— Hunters' Train to San Jose, stopping at a'l 
-'"""' Wa y St ation s. 

<±>R EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and BOULDER CREEK, and $2.60 
>+><-> to SAN JOSE on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, to return on MON- 
DAY, inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA CLARA and SAN JOSE and return. Sundays otdy. 
All through trains connect at Felton for Boulder Creek and points on 
Felton and Pescadero Railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA. 

56:00—56:30— $7:00— 7:30—8:00— 8:30— 9:00— 9:30— 10:00— 10:30— 11 .00—11:30 A. M. 
Ifl 2 -.00— 1'2 :30— Til :00— 1 :30— If 2 :00— 2 :30— 3 -.00—3 :30— 1 :00— 1 :30— 5 :00— 5 :30— li :00— 
0:30— 7:00— 7:30— 8:30— 9:30— 10:45— 11:45 p. Bt. 

From FOURTEENTH AND WEBSTER STREETS, OAKLAND: 55:30—56:00 
—56-30— 7:00— 7:30— 8:00— 8:30— 9:00— 9:30— 10:00— 10:30— H11:00— 11:30a. m. 1T12: 
00— 12-30— 111:00—1:30— 2:00— 2:30— 3:00— 3:30— 4:00— 4:30— 6:00— 5:30— 6:00— 6:30— 
7:00—7:30—8:30—9:30—10:4.5—11:45 p. M. 

From HIGH STREET, ALAMEDA: J5:16— 55:46— 56:10— 6:46— 7:16— 7:46— 8:16 
—8:46— 9:16— 9:46— 10:16— 1110:46— 11:16— TT11:46 a. m. 12:16— 1112:46 — 1:16— 1:46— 
2:16—2:46—3:16—3:46 — 1:16 — 1:46—5:16—5:46 — 6:16—6:46—7.16—9:16—10:31—11:31 
p. m. ^Sundays excepted. IfSvindays only. 



Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 
Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 



MONTGOMERY ST., San 
W. T. FITZGERALD, G. F. and P. Agt. 



LIEBIG COMPANY'S EXTRACT OF MEAT! 

Finest and Cheapest Meat-Flavoring Stock FOR SOUPS, MADE DISHES 
and SAUCES. Annual Sale, 8,000,000 Jars. 

Lleblg Company's Extract of Meat ! 

An Invaluable TONIC. " Is a success and a boon for which nations should 
feel grateful."— See Medical Press, Lancet, etc. 
Genuine only with the fac-simile of Baron Liebig's Signature, in Blue 
Ink, across the Label. The title "Baron Liebig" and photograph 
having been largely used by dealers with no connection with Baron 
Liebig, the public are informed that the Liebig Company alone can 
offer the article with Baron Liebig's guarantee of genuineness. 

Liebig Company's Extract of Meat ! 

To he had of All Storekeepers, Grocers and Chemists. Sole Agents for the 
United States (Wholesale only): C. DAVID & CO., 9 Feuehurch 
Avenue, London, England. 

gm~ Sold Wholesale by KICHAEDS, HAEEISON & SHEEW00D and 
LANGLEY & MICHAEL S. June 6. 

HAZELTOJXT BBOS' 

.austd niEiMiiryciE & Lonsra-- 



PIANOS! 



CHAS. S. EATON, 738 Market Street. 

Sold on Installments. June 13. 



BELMONT WHISKY— HAND-MADE SOUR MASH. 

IMPORTED BY 
JAMES GIBB, : : 617 Merchant Street. 

Established 1860. Families Supplied. June 20. 



14 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9. 1886. 



MAG'S LETTTR. 
Dear N. L.: Let me tell you somethin'. If ever you want to have 
a real good time, you mst attend private amatoor theatricals. You 
si e there's room for all sorts o' folks to enjoy theirselves. Them as 
pies to listen has their eyes 'n ears open for nothin' but the perform- 
ance, 'n so consequently, them r s goes for havin' a sly flirtation, can 
go it 's hard as they please without gettin' noticed. (I just wisht you 
could a seen what Ned 'n me saw 'tother evenin'. Perhaps a certain 
couple wasn't improvin* their time!) Well, on this particular occa- 
sion, every one seemed to have a tine time. Things was fixed up real 
like a theater, 'n the play itself went bang up. Every one said 't the 
characters exactly fitted the performers, n no one got scared, n there 
was lots o' applause, 'u a snifty supper for 'em afterwards. I just 
tell you 't that sort"of thing takes me every time— a good feed before 
gohV to bed. 1 s'pose 't you'll think its horrid for a young girl to say 
such tilings, but you know 't Mag always says what she feels like, 'h 
its so. Ned whispered to me once, when the housekeeper was out, 't 
'twas real astonishin' how some folks \i come to the surface, no mat- 
ter how many foolish things they did, (o'course its the family boost- 
in' 't does it). Now that the killin' intimacy with the skittish sister- 
'n-law 's been sot down upon, I reckon 't that "adventure" '11 blow 
over. There's a old sayin' t "what's one man's meat 's another man's 
poison," which I s'pose means, 'tsome folks can do most anything, 
't what 'd sink others, just gives 'em a dip like, if a rope o' coin or 
influence is held out to catch on to. But, la me, the very idea o' 
moralisin'. 

Did you have a nice New Year's? I heard lots o' funny things 
'bout the day. One set o' ladies to the Palace Hotel got a real fine 
table set in their rooms, 'n fixed themselves up fine, n not a soul 
called ! 'Nother family, 't lives on California street, had a delegation 
from a neighborin' village to assist at receivin', 'n one of the brothers 
from there stopped the whole day. (I s'pect 't L.'s about given up 
hopes o' snnixlm' him ; he's so awful attentive to F. right before her 
face 'n eyes). By the way, F., 't lives on Clay street, told a friend o' 
mine 't Ed. Sheldon was just furious with " Mag," 'cause every time 
he got his thoughts set on an heiress, she just spotted his little game, 
'n blew on it. Never mind, Ed., I guess you'll catch on one of these 
days, it you only keep at it long enough ; but you can't be so sweet to 
the black-eyed telle o' the Avenoo if you want to keep out o' trouble. 
The old Judge made a riddle New Years 't 'd grace Charley Reed's 
matnay. " Why would Al. be likely to be happy with the old maid 
of the big boarding house? Because he'd be Siu-ted." La me! (They 
say 't she's threatened if Al. won't smile on her to join Mrs. R.'s 
Poker Club). What d'ye think her New Year's present to him was? 
A big album, containin' pictures of herself taken every year since she 
come out. Now you can bet 't that book's chock full. Ain't it real 
comical the way 't some folks just get crazy 'bout hein' high-toned 
'n so forth. Just look at that fam'ly on Nob Hill 't put in the papers 
't their Christmas party consisted merely o' their neighbors, 'n 
every one knows 't its the most aristocratic part o' the town. Guess 
they wanted to play they was intimate to all the big houses, don't 
you see? But apropos, as we say in French, have you seen the new 
nail door to the nouse on California street since it's been fixed up 
lately? Ever since the memorable visit to that castle in Wales the 
Madame's been stuck on ancient entrances, portculluses, 'n so forth. 
So when 'twas decided 't their shebang should be done up fresh, she 
insisted on havin' the entrance to it arranged to look 's much like a 
ancient castle 's possible. But, 's the Judge says, who ever saw a an- 
tique castleated cloorway painted bright red ! It oughter a been black ; 
or green 'd a been better, so's to imitate the mold o' ages ! 

The last scandal conies from Saucelito. A young lady 'n a mar- 
ried one, went over for a lark with some fellahs, missed the last boat, 
'n had to stop all night; were afraid o' publicity to go to the hotel, 
'n as a consequence o' hirin' rooms to a lodgin'-house, they're been 
talked about most awful, 'n the Judge says 't down to the club the 
men was a sayin' 't the party should take up playin' amateur 
theatricals, 'n call their next piece "A Perilous Situation," 'cause 
they'd do it to the life. Another story flyin' 'bout town is 't La 
France got awful mad 'cause his lady friends sent him that lookin'- 
glass. He said he didn't want no reflections cast on him. They say 
't his attendant shaddah gave a cadeau to the big blonde 't made her 
hair stand on end. The girls are just wild 'cause they've lost so 
many army chaps as dancin' beaux by that pokey old Arizona trip. 
However, to console 'em, they've got Tate oack again (for awhile 
anyhow), 'n old Stiffenback '11 show up at the end o' every week, 
when he can get a round fare ticket to 'n from the city; so any girl 
't hankers after a sight o' his big form 11 hi!ve to fix things so v t the 
party 11 come off to the last o' the week. Him 'n Best always bein' 
together made the old Judge get off a riddle on 'em, which 'I've al- 
ways forgotten to tell you. Here 'tis now. " "Why are them two like 
a favorite vegitable? Because they arc an Ass pair I guess." Just 
think of it ! Talkin' about vegitable comparisons reminds me o' what 
Nellie once called Charley Baldwin — Par's-nip. (I s'pose 'cause he 
brags so on his Pa. 

Don't you remember the blonde 't I told you of last week? Ned 
found nut all limit her, but twont do to tell right out, 'cause 't 'd 
hurt the feelin's of a prominent citizen, 'n friend o' yours too. I 
reckon 't handsome Eugene took the sort o' hint't I gave, 'cause she's 
disappeared. Aint it really just too awful bad 't George Bon- 
ney's goin' away too? I'm afraid 't some New York charmer 11 get 
one o' them lovely diamond dog collars instead of a 'Frisco dame. 

Meta says 't it's right hard to scare up enough fellahs for a country 
Sunday to make it interestin' to the girls. I guess 't the young men 
is eopyiu' the New York dudes 't play 't society 's a bore"! but then, 
just look at the winunen, the way t they go on. As ma said, when 
she was young, New Year's Day used to be the pleasantest o' the 
year, the ladies all openin' their doors an' givin' stavin' refreshments, 
'n all the nice men turnin' out to see 'em. Now the high-tonedest so- 
ciety folks shut up their houses, 'n go off for their dinners to a coun- 
try hotel, where all sorts of folks is congregated. By the way, 'mong 
them 't went this year was a young belle 'n one of a family o' broth- 
ers (his front name begins with a M 'n hers with a N), 'n they say 't 
weddin' bells 11 be ringin' for 'em before long. Well, she's a real sweet 
girl, 'n he's in big luck if he gets her. Ned 's gettin' kind o' soured 



on matrimony, 'n inclined to make fun o' folks 't go in for it. You'd 
imagine the i-talian Dr. shared his sentiments, 'n thought 't gettin' 
spliced was a thing to be ashamed of. Wouldn't you, from the way 
'the polished off his racket? Ned declares 't there ain't a young 
couple 'ts been tied over two years 'ts a real steadv-goin' pair. 

The female foreign population (leastways the French) is kept like 
the pendulum of a clock, vibratin' between hope 'n despair, as one 
week La France announces his coniin' departure, 'n the next stays 
on. Ain't he fooled a lot of 'cm beautifully? Each one thinkin'"'t 
she was his fav'rite, 'n he not carin' a single scrap for any of 'em. 

Mrs. asked his advice, 'tother day, about takm' passage on the 

French steamer from New York; whether there was a chance for her 
daughter to catch on to a Count, or such, en route? But he was very 
candid, 'n told her 't that line o' Frenchmen didn't leave their belle- 
ville; 't it was the British tourist 't was the surest thing to lay for, 'n 

ever since Mrs. declares 't his name signifies what you can do in 

his native tongue — bet on him every time. Did you hear the riddle 't 
he made in English, 'bout a friend o' his 'n a young lady 'ts dead 

gone on him (the friend)? " Why has had an effect on Miss 

So-'n-so?" " Because she's Chrystal-eyesed." La me! But my 
gracious, here I've been ruimin'on 'n not left myself room to tell you 
'bout the fancy dress ball to the Athertons. You just wait till next 
week 'n I'll tell you how they was got up, 'n so torth. I ain't got 
space enough now to more 'n say 't one sister went as " Repentance'' 
'n the other as " Mentor," 'n there was " Gossip " 'n " Scandal " by 
two old wimmen, one fat 'n the other boney, 'n oh, lots more; the 
whole •' Scrap o' Paper " crowd went in their costooms. But I must 
stop now, so till next time, ta-ta. Mag. 

Boys and girls may he had — particularly boys — for service at wages, 
for indenture or for legal adoption, by applying with recommendations 
to E. T. Dooley, Sup't Boys and Girls Aid* Society, 68 Clementina St., 
San Francisco. E. T. Dooley, Superintendent. 

Muller, the optician, is selling pebble spectacles at reduced rates. 
135 Montgomery street, near Bush, opposite Occidental. 

BLANK_B00KS! 

BLANK BOOKS Manufactured of Every Size and Style from 

CAREW Fine LEDGER PAPERS. 

COUNTING-HOUSE REQUISITES, Including 

GRAVES PATENT INDEXES, 
TRIAL BALANCE BOOKS, 
DIARIES FOR isss. 



CUNNINGHAM, CURTISS & WELCH, 
[Nov. 21.] 327, 329, 331 Sansome Street. 

J. TOMPKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 
Bet First and Second, San Francisco One Blork from Palace Hotel. 



Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the month. Vehicles of every 
description at reduced rates. 
Telephone No. 153. Dec. 19. 

GOLD, SILVER ANDJICKEL PLATING. 

EVERY DESCRIPTION OF WORK PLATED 
AT THE 

SAN FRANCISCO PLATING WORKS, 

653 and 655 Mission Street San Francisco, Cat. 



E. G. DENNISTON, Proprietor. 



Dec. 5. 



JOHN J, McGRATH 

(SUCCESSOR TO EDWARD McGRATH) 

MARBLE WORKS, 

935 MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE MASON. 

Monuments, Headstones, Tombs, Mantels, Grates, Tiling, Statuary, Vases, etc. 
Direct Importer of Foreign and American Marbles and Granites. [July is. 

ANTI-COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION, 

923 MARKET STREET, 

EXTRACTS TEETH WITH GAS FOR 78 CTS. 



OPEN EVENINGS. KEA, DENTIST. 



Sept. 19. 



S. L. Jones. 



E. D. Jones. 



S. L, JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. [January 9.] 



MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 Sutter Street Above Kearny 

HALL TO LET FOR BALLS, CLUBS, ETC. Aug. 1. 



Jan. '•», L886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



L6 



AN AMERICAN JEWESS THAT SHOULD BE SUSTAINED. 

The proud name of "Jewess" i- one tliiit needs no embellishment 
nt our Bands. The daughters of Urael axe conspicuous i""r theix pu- 
rity t>i character ;i- maidena, for helpfulness and loyalty as wives and 
fur their noble and matronly qualities as mothers, hi this land they 
■ ■ i examples thai an- equal to the best In all that pertains t«> the do- 
mestic felicity* the pure homes and the bettat social life of this free, 
mlf-resptctinR and great country. Fairly snaring in all the dutiefr, 
charities and ennobling works which make the women of America 
the pride and boast of our people, and an ornament t<> civilization 
generally, we ihould be unworthy citizens of tins nation ii" we were to 
allow our sisters of the Jewish faith to be robbed of any dignity or 
ritfhi that the most favored may claim. We are led to this line of 
thought byan indignant contemplation «>f the ignoble attitude as- 
sumed by Hia Catholic Majesty of Austria, towards an American 
Exidy, who happens to be the honored wife of the man who, by the 
authority of wis Bovereign people, as expressed through their repre- 
sentatives, happens to be their Embassador Extraordinary and Min- 
ister Plenipotentiary to the Court ul Vienna. Minister Keily himself, 
by the way. an earnest believer in the faith held by the Court to which 
he was sent, has been rejected by the Imperial dictator of that Court, 
because, forsooth, his wue happened tope a Jewess. The humilia- 
tion which has thus been put upon our Minister must necessarily be to 
him very hard to hear, but rightly viewed it is much more tW na- 
tion's concernment than it i> hN. The insult, indignity and humilia- 
tion are hurled at the people whose chosen representative he is. It 
is an anathema against that freedom of eonseienee which these United 
States have set up as the eoruer stone of their government, and which 
they mean to stand by despite the fiat of all the Rings and Emperors 
on earth. The House oi Bapsburg may have that freedom, as it does 
and it may suppress it at home under the iron heel of Military rule, 
but it cannot change it in this country, nor prevent our people giving 
expression to it, and sustaining it in every possible way. When Min- 
ister Keily was selected for the Austrian flussion, it was probably not 
even known that his. wife was a Jewess, but as things have turned 
out, we think it exceedingly fortunate that being one, she has afford- 
ed a most pronounced opportunity before the whole world for the 
Dnited Biases to assert and maintain through her the cherished prin- 
ciples which led the pilgrims to land at Plymouth Rock, and that 
have since been expressed in the Declaration of Independence, and 
remain to this day the ark of the covenant to this people. In the 
face of what has happened, this Nation owesit to its dignity that two 
things should be done. First, no Embassador should be accredited to 
Austria until the husband of a Jewess has been received in a manner 
due to the accredited representative of this country, and in the second 
place the husband of Mrs. Keily should not be permitted to suffer in 
pocket, in dignity or in anything that will further wound his feelings 
or in any way belittle him or his wile. The first of these things has 
already been accomplished. President Cleveland has spoken out as 
becomes the Chief Magistrate of a nation of fifty millions of people, 
Who hold him responsible for expressing their thoughts and feelings 
in a manner adequate to the occasion. This he has done, and the 
Austrian Mission is to be left unfilled. The second purpose 
of further sustaining Minister Keily by providing for his imme- 
diate future we trust will not be neglected. Perhaps the best thing 
that can be done will be to allow him, during Ids term, to enjoy the 
title and the emoluments of the office to which he was appointed, and 
to give the Austrian Minister at Washington his walking papers, and 
tell him to return to his Emperor, until that dictator knows how to 
respectfully receive a representative of the sovereign people of Amer- 
ica. 

HERR HAGER'S WATCH. 
Herr Hager, the wealthy banker, is the most ymnctual man in the 
world, and always carries *a couple of chronometers about with him. 
Thanks to this habit he is a frequent victim to pickpockets, as not a 
week passes without his losing one of his watches. At first he hail 
recourse to all kinds of safety chains; then one fine morning he took 
no precaution whatever, and* quietly allowed himself to be robbed. 
At night, on returning from business, be took up the evening paper, 
when be uttered an exclamation of delight and at once started off to 
the police station. This is what he had read: " To-day, about 2 p. 
m., a violent explosion took place in a house in B street, occu- 
pied by Mr. S , a wealthy townsman. The hands of the victim are 

shattered and the left eye gone." The crafty banker bad filled the 
watch-case with dynamite, which exploded during the operation of 
winding. Since that time no more watches have been stolen from the 
person of Herr Hager. 

Gentlemen who desire to obtain Underwear and Furnishing Goods, 
which will give them unqualified satisfaction, are advised to go to 
Messrs. Bullock & Jones' Emporium, and examine the magnificent 
assortment to be found therein. This stock is, without doubt, the 
most complete ever seen in San Francisco. It embraces all the latest 
styles and novelties to be found in the European and American 
markets. No gentleman can purchase goods of this kind satis- 
factorily until he is brought face to face with the thousand and one 
new ideas and innovations (in texture, shape, etc.) which are contin- 
ually being added to the materials for gentlemen's toilets; and the 
only way in which a gentleman is sure of being offered his choice of 
all these new ideas is by going to an establishment like that of Messrs. 
Bullock & Jones, which carries a complete and varied stock. 



The Traveler's Insurance Company has just issued an interesting 
and well executed picture, showing fifteen of the leading Parisian 
newspapers, with a photograph of the principal writer of each photo- 
graphed upon it. 

If you ■want to get high-class works of Japanese Art, go to G. T. 
Marsh & Co., No. 025 Market street, under the Palace Hotel. 



The people of Northern California will hold a Citrus Fair, lasting 
from the Hth to the lo'th of the present month, at Sacramento* 



The lurphy Building, 

Corner Market and Jones Streets. 

SEASONABLE GOODS AND LOWEST PE!0ES! 



CLOAKS! 

At ASTONISHINGLY XX>W PRIOU8. 



J. J. O'BRIEN & CO. 

Rc9|n3ctfu)ly announce that their Bpechl and Unprecedented Bale «>f Cloaks ami 
Wraps is now on, during which the babnoa of their Fall Importations, Including' 
the choicest Goods, will ho closed out at Special and Extraordinary Reduction!, 
in order to dispose of this atock before the season closeft Ladies desirous of 
purchasing may expect to find tho 

HOST DESIRABLE BARGAINS EVER OFFERED I 



Ladies' Plush Wraps, 
Ladies' Velvet Wraps, 
Ladies' Sealette Plush Cloaks, 
Ladies' Jersey Waists, 



Ladies' Hand-Made Shawls, 
Ladies' Walking Jackets, 
Pelisses, etc. , and the 
Best and Largest Assortment in tho City. 



SPECIAL! 

50 Tailor-Made WALKING JACKETS, marked down to the low price of $1 .50 each. 
300 Ladies' Boucle WALKING JACKETS, regular value $10; marked down to tho 
low price of $5 each. 

250 Ladies' PELISSES, richly trimmed with Plush, valuo $10; marked down 
to $5 each. 

B®~ Ladies will find these Coods seasonable, stylish and new -a marked contrast 
to those offered by many Cloik Houses, and at prices low enough to surprise. 



Country Orders respectfully solicited. 

All purchases deli.ered free of charge in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 



J. J. O'BRIEN & CO., 

Corner of Market and Jones Streets. 



January 2. 



WALTER BAKER & CO'S 
CHOCOLATE 1 

lias Received 
DVCOIESIE PEIZBS JL.2STJD ZPIBZEUVTIUIIVES 

THAN ANY BRAND IN THE WORLD! 
May 10. 



MELVILLE ATTWOOD, F. G. S., 

CONSULTING MINING ENGINEER, 
402 HOHUOJERY STREET. ROOM 2!>. SAN FR.IMKC0. 
Address for Letters to Private Residence— Saucelito, Marin County, 
California. Nov. 21, 



M. C. PRITCHARD, 



SPANISH TRANSLATOR OF DOCUMENTS, CATALOGUES, ETC., ETC. 

308 CALIFORNIA STREET. Dec. 19. 

WANTED— An Active Man or Woman in every county to sell our Goods 
Salary, $75 per month and expenses. Canvassing outfit and particulars free; 
Standard SilverWabe Co., iioston, Mass. Oct, :i4. 




(f *&?-&?. 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



Real Estate Transactions. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, for the 
Week ending January 4, 7886. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency. 401 California Street, S. F. 
Tuesday, December 29th. 



GRANTOR AND GRANTEK. 



N Vau Bergen to J Van Bergen . 
Alva B Clute to Jas F Stuart . . 
Wm Duuphy to Ida A Noyea — 

Albert Hauser to Louisa Hawser 

W E Dement to Edwd D Dement 
Edwd Dement to W E Dement. 
J Rosenthal to S H Brown 

Alex Weill to A De Uriosta 



A De Uriosta to Max Strassman 
Jos J Butler to Margt Butlur . . 



W W Thompson to C O Smith. 



DESCRIPTION. 



S corner Brannan and Stanford, sw 

80x156:3— 100- vara 109 

E Larkin, 32 n Washington, n 29x100 

— 50-varal405 

Nw Folsom st and Diamond Alley, 

nw 150:1, ne 71:2, se 133:2, sw 70 to 

beginning 

S Union, 72 e Larkin, e 19:6x67:6—50- 

vara 1394 

W Harrison, 95 n John, n 120x245 ... 

Same I 

Se Hayes and Pierce, e 137:6x137:6— 

W Addn 379 

N Post, 161:5 w Hyde, w 25x137:6—50- 

vara 1364 

Same 



E Valencia, 224 n 21st n 24x90; lot 94, 
blk 33, Fairmount Ld Assu; lot 1, 
blk52, R R AvHd Assn; e Church, 
51:6 s Clipper, s25xl00; n29th, 254:5 
w Church, v 25:8x114; n 29th, 280 w 
Church, w 25x114 

E Shotwell, 55 n 26th, n 25x90 



2,600 



Gift 

5,000 

1 



5 
S00 



Wednesday, December 30th. 



Svgs &Lu Socto ADTinoco... 

Viola Moore to Edmund Ore... 

Edmund Ore to Anule Chapman 
S J Taylor to R Waters and wf . . 

Jonas Schoeufeld to J Crowley. 

Ellas Benjamin to J W Stern... 
Harman H Curtis to H G Peelor 
R Brownridge to R Llewellyn. 

E F Ohm to Mrs Audw Nelsou . 

E D Sawyer to Thos H Hobrou. 

John Hammond to O Von Ithein 

Michl J Kelley to V Bellman . . 

S J Taylor to Sanford Taylor. . . . 

Abner Doble to Louis Schultz.. 

Francisco Braza to W Bosworth 
Win Bosworlh to RVSilveira 
Geo W Bowers to G S Bowers. .. 
F & Mch Bk Svs to J Buffiugton 

Laura McKee et al to E Burnett 

David Phillips to Wm Sumner. 

Sophia Phillips to Same 



S Jackson, 107:6 e Mason, e 30x137:6— 
50- vara 337 

Sw Broderiekand Haight, w 25x120— 
W Addn522 

Same 

N Post, 67:6 e Devisadero, e 45x110— 
W A 457: subject to mortgage 

N Pacific, 75 w Polk, w 25x100, being 
in W Addn49 

Assigns for benefit of creditors 

Lot 2, blk 8, University Hd Assn 

Ne 38th Av and C st, n 200x120, being 
inO L344 

Nw Silver, 455 sw 3rd, sw 25x75, being 
inl00-vara83 . 

Se Solano and Vermont, e 100x110— 
P B 127 

N Hayes, 137:6 e Fillmore, e 55:10 x 
137:6— W A 300 

Ne 11th av and C st, n 68x100, being 
in O L371 

N Post, 27:6 e Devisndero, e 20, n 87, 
e 20, n 23, w 40, s 110 to beg 

E Pierce. 100 u Union, n 30x137:6, be- 
ing in W A 397 

Lot 1533, Gift Map No 3 

Same 

N Jackson, 68:9 w Pierce, w 6S:9xl37. 

Sw De Haro and Yolo, s 200, w 100, n 
75, n 100, e 25 to beg 

W 4th av, 100 n Pt Lobos ave, n 25x120 
— O L 185 

S Ellis, 217:6 w Polk, w 27:6x120, be- 
ing in W A 62 

Same 



|6,500 

1,000 
1,000 

4,000 

3,450 

200 

5 

500 

5 

10 

5 

5 

1,200 
3 



5,500 
5 



Thursday, December 31st. 



M T de B Mel to Isaac Harris . . . 

Alfred Bellocq to F Bellocq . . . 

Geo Bradford to T Gebler & wf 
Chas I Murphy to Margt Murphy 

J A Bauer et al to Jas Wheeland 

Jno Wieland to L D Fell 

Svgs & Loan Soc to A H Jordan 

JasMcGuffieto Mary McGuffie. 
Geo Cooper to John B Morrison 
Ansley G Davis et al to A Davis 

Chris Dunker to Henry Wolff. . 
Cathu Atkinson to Margt Skelly 
Albert Burringtonto J Fuller.. . 



Sw Vau Ness ave and Fulton st, s 45x 

109:9— \V A 75 

S Geary, 65:6 e Masonic av, e 26:6 s to 

a stake, n 61:11 to beg 

Lot 3, blk 30, West End Map No 1 
Lot 3S, Holiday Map A; lot 1, blk 40, 

Suuny Vale Hd Assu 

S Frederick, 192:2 e Lucv, s 125, ne 

130, w 30 to beg 

W Hyde, 87:6 s Geary, s 25x137:6, be- 

ing in 50-vara 1327 

Lots 1, 2, 15, le.gblk 200, S S F Hd & R 

R Assu 

W V2 blk 712, Outside Lands 

Nw Sanchez aud 24th, w 51:9x114 . . 
Ne Geary and Dupont, e 40, n 60, e20, 

n 62:6, w 00, s 122:6 to beg; subject 

to a mortgage of $50,000 

E Devisadero, 52:6 n Sutter, n25xS7:6 

— W A 458 

Se Clay and Locust, e 137:6x127:8— 

W A 818 

Sw Bahama, 210 se Savannah, se 60 x 

100; pt lot 221, blk 163, Central Park 

Hd Assu 



11,000 
Gift 



10 
1,400 



Monday, January 4th. 



Danl J Murphy to Saml Grosh. 
Jacob Borel to Jos R Brandon . 



Theresa Cullum to W Mathews 
Harrison Barto A Totheroh . . . 

S F Svgs Union to Geo Pickett. 

Chas L Hinkelto A A Snyder. 

Viola Moore to Annie Chapmai 
N Atkinson to Agnes McDonald 

P Gallagher to Thos Power et al 

Chas Edelman to Geo W Frank 



N Post, 112:6 e Scott, e 25x137:6— W 
Addn 429 

S California, 192:6 e Hyde, e 27:6x137 
—50-vara 1225; subject to a mort- 
gage of *5.:w5 

W 35th av, 175 n K street, n 50x110. . . 

Lot 15, blk 1, lot 6, blk21, Noe Garden 
Homestead 

S California, 212:6 w Montgomery, w 
25x102:6— 50-vara 140 

N Waller, 151:6 w Scott, w 25:9x137:6 

— W Addn 442 

Viola Moore to Annie Chapman S Haight, 30 w Broderick, w 25x120 . 

" S.20th, 105 w Church, w 25x114, being 

in M B 91 

W Treat avenue, 145 s 24th st, s 25 x 
112:6— M B 73 

Nw Tehama, 100 ne 6th, ne 25x75— 
100-vara 219 



$1,800 



50 
200 



500 
35,500 



3,750 
1,000 



600 

5 

5,500 



GRANTOR AND GRANTEE. 



Jas Moffit to Johannah Cassidy. 

Odd Fel Cera Assn to A Derre. . 
Henry Wolff to Thos Branson.. 

J Parnell et al to Hib 9 & L Soc 

Jno P Courter to Mary Courter. 

Thos Lindsay & wf to A Mervy. 

M Kavanagh to Dora Rochfort. . 



DESCRIPTION. 

Nw Mission, 100 ne 10th, ne 30x87:6— 

M B 4 

Lot 7, plot 5, on Johnson avenue 

N 29th, 100 e Sanchez, e 50x114, being 

in H Addn 97 

Lots 13 to 36, blk 213, Haley & O'Neil 

Tract 

Ne 18th and Church, e 50x114, being 

ingiuMB85 

Ne Valencia and 25th, n 55, e 105, sw 

111 -1, w 8:6 to beg 

W Beideman, 45 sO'Farrell, s 30x60— 

W Addn 454 ,.. 



? 5,125 
230 



1,000 
Gift 
2,500 
1,500 



A PROMISING UNDERTAKING. 

A movement has just been inaugurated in this city which promises, 
in the near future, not only to prove highly profitable to those who 
are engaged in it, but, also, to assist materially in building up and 
developing our State. We refer to the organization of the Interna- 
tional Immigrant Union of California, with a capital of one million 
dollars, on Tuesday evening last. The following prominent citizens 
of California are among the incorporators of the new enterprise : 
W. W. Stewart, San Diego; L. E. Mosher, Los Angeles; Thomas 
Payne, Robert Tobin, Irving M. Scott, Charles Lux, Julius Band- 
maim, C. D. Rhodes, L. L. Bullock, D. W. Hitchcock and W. H. 
Martin. All these are the names of gentlemen of standing and char- 
acter, and they add strength to a movement the intrinsic merits of 
which are strong and stable and promising of success in themselves. 

The purpose of this organization is to acquire and colonize, with 
active, intelligent, industrious settlers, lands throughout California 
which are at present unproductive, because they are not subjected to 
the fructiferous influence of human energy. Tlie broad territory em- 
braced within the boundary lines of California supports now a popu- 
lation of probably about a million of people. It is lurge enougn and 
rich enough in resources to supply a field for employing the energies 
of a population eight times greater. To bring these people, and the 
opportunity for the profitable employment of their mental and 
physical activities into conjunction, is the function of such an organ- 
ization as the one which has just been incorporated. It is nothing 
that we have rich, broad lands lying idle around us, and that there 
are elsewhere thousands of frugal, industrious people, of small capi- 
tal, who would eagerly seize upon the opportunities which those lands 
offer. To produce results means must oe taken to bring the two tt>- 
gether, and a strong colonization organization, backed up with suffi- 
cient capital and that moral strength which springs from having reputa- 
ble gentlemen associated with it, is without doubt the best, if not the 
only, means by which to accomplish the desired end. 

The new organization has been modeled after the International 
Immigrant Union of Chicago, a most successful institution which has 
assisted largely in building up the Western States, and with which 
the California organization wdl act in harmony. It will acquire large 
tracts of idle lands throughout the State — and, indeed, throughout 
the Pacific Coast — and these lands it will subdivide into farriis of 
twenty, forty and eighty acres; it will search for and bring to these 
farms industrious immigrants, who are seeking for an opening in life. 
The organization, being supplied with ample capital, will be in a 

1)Osition to sell these lands upon long credit; in other words, it will 
>e in a position to place immigrants upon these idle lands (who have 
only sufficient means to enable them to farm successfully) and await 
until the conjunction of their labor and the idle lands produce the 
means to pay for the farm. This scheme is not only feasible and 
public-spirited, but it also bears upon its face the promise of success 
and a handsome profit to those who are engaged in promoting it. 

We may add that the chief mover in this enterprise is a Mr. Will- 
iam H. Martin, who has been connected with the Chicago Union, 
and who is thoroughly informed as to all the possibilities and neces- 
sities of the scheme. We anticipate a useful and active career for 
this new organization. 

TULARE LANDS_AT AUCTION! 

THE PACIFIC COAST LAND BUREAU 

(EASTON & ELDIUDGE, Auctioneers) 

Will offer at Auction a lartfe quantity of LOW-PRICED LANDS IN THE 

ARTESIAN BELT, at their 

Salesrooms— 22 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, 

ON 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12th, at 12 o'clock M. 

TERMS— Oue-half Cash; balance at 8 per cent, per annum. 
For further particulars, catalogues and maps, apply or address 
PACIFIC COAST LAND BUREAU 

AND 

WALTER TURNBULL, 
[Jan. 9.] 22 Montgomery St., San Francisco. 

[Established 1868.] 

PIONEER REAL ESTATE AGENCY 

(Successor to W. S. Reynolds), 
631 California Street, San Francisco, California. 

City and Country Property Bought and Sold on Commission. Makes a 
Specialty of FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES. 

H. W. VAN DER VAART, Manager. Jan. 2. 

APR I 7 P Send six ceuts for postage aud receive free a costly box of 
rnit.Li goods which will help all, of either sex, to more money 
ripM away than anything else iu this world. Fortunes await the workers 
absolutely sure. Terms mailed free. True & Co,, Augusta, Maine. Nov. 7. 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTI8ER. 



17 



NOTABILIA. 



A Teoen$ le6aoii ip the .Sabbath school was on tin* deuth of ESUsha, 
and when one of the -> ii"l iw cume t-> the Qhrase. " they buried him," 
tlii- teacher asked ( "Why did they uot cremate him ? Do you think 
there i- any encouragement in the Bible for cremation? " " " No en* 
couragement whatever," Was the reply; "they tried it on the three 
that vera cast into the Bery furnace, and didnH make it work." 

— Jlarper'a Bazar. 

There Is a ghost twelve feel high that kiasea young women and 
raises Cain generally m th >wn of Elizabeth, N. J. There 

ore a good many live people who would tike to carry on the same 
proceedings it" they had the ghost of a chance. But still, ladies and 
gentlemen who wish to gej delicious Lunches, ice-creams, Pastries, 
Confections, etc., should go to the Original "Swain's Bakery," No. 
219 Sutter street. 

"I hear you arc engaged again. What is the name of the fortunate 
young lady '■' " 

" Her name is Luciuda. That's one reason why I engaged myself 
to her." 

• Because her name is Lucinda ? " 

"Just so. You see that's the name of two former sweethearts of 
mine, and I can use on this present Lucinda the sonnets I used to 
write to my previous Lucindas. She is the most convenient fiancee 
I've had in the last ten years." — Texas St f tings. 

A North Carolina woman, just dead, is said to have been a hun- 
dred and thirty years old. rersons knowing the habits Of women in 
telling their ages, estimate that this North Carolina woman must 
have been at least seven hundred and fifty— and yet her husband 
never wore one of those beautiful and stylish Hats* that are sold by 
White, No. (ill Commercial street, San Francisco. 

A Binghampton couple stood before a Court street jeweler's the 

oilier evening, when (tie young lady remarked : " Gawgie, don't you 
think there is something perfectly lovely about those clocks ? " 
" What do y>u admire so much about them ? " " Why, don't you 
see they— they name the day." The future will tell if Gawgie tum- 
bled. — Binghampton Republic. 

Three editors are members of a brass band at Delta, Cal. An edi- 
tor ought to be aide to blow all he wants through his newspaper or- 
gan but some of them prefer a " horn," now and then, we've been told 
— particularly of those pure and unadulterated Liquors that are sold 
by P. J. Cassin it Co., corner of "Washington and Battery streets, in 
retail quantities at wholesale prices. 

A fat party in a sealskin sack crossed the path of a large gander. 
The animal stuck out its tongue and hissed violently, when the woman 
shrieked to a small boy near by : " Oh, hubby drive off the ferocious 
beast or it will eat me up." The boy chased tfie gander away and the 
owner of the sealskin sack gave him ten cents, with the remark : " You 
saved my life. I shall never forget you." — Kingston Freeman. 

" You dear thing," she said, gushingly ; " how handsome your bon- 
net does look. I'm sure it looks as well as it did last winter." Only 
a woman could say things like this and say them so easy without go- 
ing to Bradley & Kulofson's famous photograph gallery, corner of 
Geary and Pupont streets, and having a picture made of her smile of 
malicious triumph. 

Wife — There ! the paper says that the Redwood family, out in the 
Yosemite valley, are often seen with trunks forty feet in diameter. 
Now, don't you ever complain of the size of my trunk again, Kichard. 
Those Kedw'oods arn't much of a family, either. I never heard of 
them. —N. Y. Tid Bits. 

The revised dictionary which a number of New Haven philologists 
are compiling will recognize both " boycott" and " dude." It might 
go even further, and without offending, advise everybody to boycott 
the dude, unless he buys the Imperishable Paint, which goes three 
times as far as other paints, and is impervious to sun or rain. 

Brown — "What an interesting man Mr. Blank is ! He has been tell- 
ing me about real estate. He evidently knows all about it. Fogg 
(glancing at Blank's untidy nails) — Yes, he seems to have the whole 
subject at his fingers' ends. — Boston Trans. 

Poison-oak cured by Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steele & Co., 635 Market street. 

"Good morning, Mrs. Gilligan, how is Patrick this morning?" 
" Sure he's no better, sir." " Why don't you send him to the hospi- 
tal to be treated? " " To be treated, is it? Faith an' it's the delarium 
trimmins he has already." ■ — Boston Beacon. 

Some say "Consumption can't becured." Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, 
as proved oy forty years' experience, will cure this disease when not 
already advanced" beyond the reach of medical aid. Even then its 
use affords very great relief, and insures refreshing sleep. 

Thejudge to female witness — " How old are you, Madam? " The 
witness — " Why, you see, I am not so quite sure about it, Judge. I 

ah " The judge, turning to the jury — " Gentlemen, she says she is 

past 30." — The Press. 

No sufferer from any scrofulous disease, who will fairly try Ayer's 
Sarsaparilla, need despair of a cure. It will purge the blood of all 
impurities, thereby destroying the germs of scrofula, and will infuse 
new life and vigor throughout the wdiole physical organization. 

The Detroit " Free Press "says: "Eternal vigilance and ?1.50 is 
the price of Liberty in terra cotta." 

J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by- 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trade mark — star within a shield. 



JPFFS FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL; 

' magnolias, palms, 

roses, cl:e:m:.a_tis, etc. 

10 medals and 39 premiums 

AWAHDKD AT TUB 

WORLD'S EXPOSITION IN NEW ORLEANS! 

nr-XKW DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUES, containing many New and 

Bare Varieties, will be Bent: 

No. I— Eruits, Grapevines, OUvea . * cenbi 

No. ii— Ornamental Trees, Evergreens and Plants i i 

No. Ill— New Koses aud Clematis (JrnLi.-, 



[November 21. J 



JOHIsT E-OCKI, 



San Jose, California. 



WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
SAN FRANC /SCO AND NEW YORK. 
—AGENCIES— 
Chicago: 

9i miciiicw m:\M-:, 

T.J3,McGovEBN, 
Agent. 



London: 
I It ish update St. Within, 
Eugene E. Jones, 
Ageut. 



Astoria: 

Flavel's Wharf i-Wardiimso, 

Samuel Ki.more, 

Agent. 



\\ e have our Brokers in every commercial city of inipnrlanec in the West- 
ern, Mid-lle and Eastern States, and employ a large stiill" of traveling sales- 
men. We have the best facilities for the distribution of California Products 

Last, ami give especial attention to California Wines and Brandies, Sal] i 

hi barrels, Dried Fruit, Lima and Small White Beans, Canned Salmon 
Canned Goods, Kaisins, Oranges, Barley and other Broducts. 



H. B. Williams. 



A. Ciiesebrouoh. 



W. II. DlMONO. 



WILLIAMS, OIMOND & CO. 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
UNION BUILDING, JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS. 

Agents for Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Com- 
pany, The Canard Royal Mail Steamship Company, "The California Line of 
Clippers," from New York aud Boston, and "The Hawaiian Line." 

CALIFORNIA SUGAR REFINERY, 

Office, 327 Market Street. Refinery Potrero. 

CLAUS SPEECKELS President 

J. D. SPRECKELS Vice-President 

A. B. SPRECKELS Secretary 

H. M, NEWHALL & CO., 

General Shipping and Commission Merchants, 
NO. 309 SANSOME STREET, 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 

E. L. G. STEELE & CO., 

(Successors to C. ADOLPHE LOW & CO.), 
SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

—AGENTS— 
American Sugar Refinery and Washington Salmon Cannery. 



DIANOS I DECKER BR0S ' ! 

KiniH-KJ . Matchless in Tone, Durability and Finish. 

■ They Lead Everywhere. Cash or Installments. 



KOHLER & CHASE, General Agents, 
137 and 139 Post Street. Oct. 31. 

THOMAS PRICE'S ASSAY OFFICE AND CHEMICAL LABORATORY, 

624 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California. 

Mm- COIN RETURN ON ALL BULLION DEPOSITS IN 24 HOURS. 

CAREFUL ANALYSES MADE OF 
ORES, METALS, SOILS, WATERS AND ALL 

IZTSriDTTSTTaiA-Xj PBOTJTJCTS. 

WORKING TESTS. June 20. 

[Established 181)3.] 

COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION-GAS SPECIALISTS. 

Positively EXTRACT TEETH WITHOUT PAIN; 20,000 References; also 
perform all operations in Dentistry. 



Phelan Building— Parlors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 

Entrance 80fi Market Street. 



Aug. 22. 



JOSEPH GILLOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Bold Medal, Paris, 1378. 
Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the United States, MR. HENRY 
HOE, 91 John Street, N. Y. Jan. 5. 



18 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



ANIMAL 
Of Vocal Music. 

' Sam, mule sing, won't you?" 

' No, I'm too horse." 

1 Stop your Hon." 

' True," I've caught a colt." 

' Oh, you otter sing." 

' I would if I was sable." 

I He says he's not a bull." 
' So it ape-pears." 

' I was sloth to believe it." 

' Wolf I was you I'd sing." 

' Mouse likely." 

' Goat to Fannie and ask her." 

'What! Ass-cur?" 

' Yes, she zebu-tiful singer." 

I I Hi, she-cat sing." 

• 1 wouldn't heifer sing." 

' She would only panther." 

1 Foal Jones was here he'd sing." 

1 Tom-cat you sing. 

' I can't bear to." 

' I gnu you wouldn't." 

' I've got a bad calf." 

' Then I don't see how you elk 

can." 
' I thought you weremoose-ical." 
' So I ram." 

' You mean you ewes to be." 
' Whelp, please yourself." 
San Francisco, January 9, 1886. 



SPIRITS 

Of Business. 
" Your goods are too deer." 
"Oh, elephant-cy goods line of 

stock costs money to buy." 
" Ox-actly." 

" How do you sell tapir lace?" 
"Weasel lower than any other 

house." 
" If a man bison credit he can." 
"What! Sell sheep? 
" Yes, if he's a cheetah." 
" Take hare what you say." 
" I'll llama man who says that." 
" Gopher him." 
" Look out what you're rat." 

Of the Saloon. 
"Cub, take something." 
" I'll take some chamoise-pagne." 
" Here's some green seal. 
" Yes, sow much is there 7" 
" We'll see how ferret goes." 
"Oh, give Jack-all. 
" Well, have some egg an' hog?" 
" If it should beaver-y good." 
" You'll bullock-y if you get any." 
" Well, sir, what giraffe-ter ? " 
" Some mole rye." 
" Hound you like it?" 
" Oh , good and badger alike to me. " 
" I can't think cow you cansayit." 



RECENT PUBLICATIONS. 

The Literature of the Kitchen has just had a valuable addition 
made to it by Mr. Jules A. Harder, who presides over the culinary 
department of the Palace Hotel. This gentleman is not merely a 
practical cook who has had years of experience in the best Kitchens in 
this country and in Europe, and who possesses all that perfect knowl- 
edge of details which springs from such a thorough training, but he 
is, also, a gentleman of marked literary and scientific tastes, who has 
a thorough comprehension of all the considerations involved in the 
great question of " What to Eat, and How It Should be Cooked." 
Mr. Harder's book on "Practical American Cookery," will be, when 
completed, an elaborate and comprehensive one, arid will be divided 
into (j volumes. It is the first volume which has just been issued, 
and it treats of American vegetables, and all alimentary plants, roots 
and seeds; it describes the best varieties, the proper mode of cultiva- 
tion, and the art of preparing ihem for the table. The plan of the 
work, while it is elaborate, is also concise; it is didactic in its liter- 
ary style and clear, terse, and pure in its diction. Among the culi- 
nary profession, it will, doubtless, become a standard work, and no 
intelligent housewife can afford to allow it to go unperused. It is 
altogether devoid of that incoherent pyrotechnic style which 
marks the writings of ordinary professors of culinary art, and on the 
other hand, it has none of that unreliability and" silliness which 
marks amateur writers on the same subject. The appearance of the 
other five volumes will be looked forward to with interest. 

We are in receipt of the report of the United States Geological Sur- 
vey on the Mineral Resources of the United States for 1883-4. The 
volume was carefully compiled by Albert Williams, Jr., and makes a 
valuable work of reference. No mining man should be without it. 
It is issued from the Government Office, and is sold at 60 cents per 
copy. 

" The Infant Philosopher " is the title of an interesting little work 
ju it issued by Fords, Howard & Hulbert. It is given in the form of 
a baby's journal, and leads tho infants' experience right up from the 
moment of birth to the day of graduation. The author is Dr. T. S. 
Verdi, a noted writer on questions relating to the training and care of 
children, and the little book contains many valuable hints for parents. 
A. L. Bancroft & Co. are agents. 

The Holiday number of the Northwestern Miller is an elaborate pub- 
lication, a little larger in size than the Christmas number of the News 
Letter, and bound in heavy board covers. It is well filled with inter- 
esting reading matter, and has a very healthy appearance in the way 
of advertising" patronage. This, we believe, is the first time a strictly 
" trade paper" has ventured into literary fields, and the publishers 
and editors are to be congratulated on the success which has crowned 
their efforts. 

"Cousin Phoebe's Chats with Children" is the title of a volume 
of short, interesting stories, which have the pure aroma of the nursery 
about them. It is neatly printed and bound, and altogether one of 
the best juvenile books we have seen for a long time. It bears the 
imprint of the Women's Cooperative Printing Establishment, and is 
from the pen of Ada B. Rogers. 

Our esteemed contemporaries, the New York Mirror, the New 
York Spirit of the Times, the Chicago News Letter and Freunds' Music 
wrtd me Drama, all issued highly creditable Christmas numbers. 

The New Year's edition of our California daily press has become 
quite a creditable institution. This year the Los Angeles Times, the 
Sacramento Record- Uniorij the San Francisco Alia, Examiner and 
Chronicle— particularly the latter — distinguished themselves by the 
issues they put forth on the first of January. 



Messrs. J. Gundlach & Co., of this city, have just issued a most 
unique and elegantly illuminated calendar. The design is a large 
cask in the foreground, around and on which the semi-nude figures 
of three children are playing. The background consists principally 
of vine leaves, through which may be seen the towers of a distant 
castle, and also the sky. The whole is worked out in colors and gold. 



M. J. FLAVIN & CO. 

ON 

BOYS^CLOTBIIIsrG ! 

This wonderfully popular department is fairly bristling with tempting 
raiments for our little gentlemen in choice and serviceable lines of School, 
Walking and Sunday Suits. We do not claim to sell these Goods cheaper 
than any one else on earth, but we do claim to show a larger and better as- 
sortment, show the same in more comfortable quarters, aud sell the same at 
lower prices thau they can be purchased for in this city. 

We Refund Money if Goods are not Strictly Satisfactory. Every Article we Sell is 
Marked in Plain Figures. And we are Strictly One-Price Dealers. 

Great I X L Stores, 

Nos. 924 TO 928 MARKET STREET, Through to 25 Ellis Street, 

AND 

Corner Kearny and Commercial Streets. 

W^" Remember, every boy purchasing a suit is presented with a Pair of 
Metal Skates. January 9. 

PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

The Company's Steamers will sail 

FOR NEW YORK VIA PANAMA: 

SAN BLAS JANUAKY 15, 1886 

At 10 o'clock A. M.j 
Taking Freight and Passengers for M AZ ATLAN, SAN BLAS, M ANZ ANILLO, 
ACAPULCO, CHAMPERICO, SAN JOSE DE GUATEMALA, LA LIBEK- 
TAD, and via ACAPULCO for other Mexican and Central American Ports. 

£tF~ Tickets to and from Europe, by any line, for sale at the lowest 
rates; also for Havana and all West Indian Ports. 

FOR HONGKONG VIA YOKOHAMA: 

CITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO JANUARY 19,1886 

CITY OF NEW YORK FEBRUARY 9, 1886 

At 2 o'clock P. M. 
Excursion Tickets to Yokohoma and return at reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the 

0FFICE-C0R. FIRST AND BRANNAN STREETS. 
[Jan. 9.] WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., Agents. 

OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 

Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND BRANNAN STREETS, at 2 
o'clock p. M., for YOKOHAMA AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yokohama 
with Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

Steamer. —1886.— From San Francisco. 

OCEANIC SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th 

GAELIC SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th 

BELGIC SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th 

SAN PABLO SATURDAY, MARCH 13th 

OCEANIC SATURDAY, APRIL 3d 

GAELIC THURSDAY', APRIL 22d 

BELGIC TUESDAY. MAY 11th 

SAN PABLO TUESDAY, JUNE 1st 

OCEANIC TUESDAY, JUNE 22d 

Excursion Tickets tn Yokohama and Return at Reduced Rates. 

Cabin Plans on exhibition aud Passenger Tickets for sale atC. P. R. R. Co's 
General Office, Room 74, Corner Fourth and Towuseud streets. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight Agent, at the Pacific Mail 
Steamship Company's Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street, Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent. 

LELAND STANFORD, President. Dec. 12 . 

PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

Steamers of this Company will sail from BROADWAY WHARF as follows: 
THE STEAMERS MEXICO AND QUEEN OF THE PACIFIC— 

Foil VICTORIA, B. C, and PUGET SOUND Ports— 10 a. m., JAN. 5th, 13th, 
21st, 29th, FEB. 6th, 14th, 22d, MARCH 2d, 10th and every eighth day there- 
after. The first steamer of the month connects at Port Towuseud with 
Steamer IDAHO for Alaska. For PORTLAND, Oregon, in connection 
with the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every five days. For SANTA CRUZ, MON- 
TEREY, San Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obispo, Gaviota, 
Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hueneme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San 
Diego: About every secoud day; excepting San Diego, every fifth day A. M, 
For EUREKA, ARCATA and HOOKTON, Humboldt Bay: Every Wednes- 
day, at 9 o'clock. For POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO, etc.: Every Monday, 
at 3 p. M. TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, Near Piue. 
GOODALL, PERKINS & CO., Gen'l Agents, 

[Jan. 9.] No. 10 Market street. 

OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

Carrying United States, Hawaiian and Colonial Mails. 

Will Leave the Company's Wharf, Cor. Steuart and Harrison Streets, 

For HONOLULU, AUCKLAND and SYDNEY, 

Without Change— The Splendid New 3,000-Ton Iron Steamer 

MARAROA JANUARY 16th, at 2 P. M., 

Or immediatelv on arrival of the English mails. 

FOR HONOLULU, 

Steamer ST. PAUL JANUARY 30th 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office. 327 Market street. 

[Jan. 9.] JOHN D. SPKKCK K LS A BRuS., General Agents. 

SPECIALJOTICE. 

Steamship Zealandia, for- Honolulu and Sydney 
Direct, will sail JAN. 27th, at 2 p. M., taking Freight aud Passengers. 
N. B.— This steamer does not call at AUCKLAND, New Zealand. 
I January J.] WILLIAMS, DIMOND A CO., General Agents. 

WALL PAPERI 

New Designs, Season 1886, Now Arriving. 
O-. -W. CLABK & CO., 

646 MARKET STREET. [January 9.] 



Jan. 9, IS 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTI8ER. 



19 




BROAD 



'.UAGE. 



COMMENCING SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 1886, and 
until farther notice, Boats and Trains will leave 
fr.-iu «u<l arrive al San Francthco Passenger 
Depots, MARKJBT-8TREET WHARF, „- 



l.E > V ' 


l>l>TlNiTH»S. 


Akuivk is S. F. 


E£ j^''>o»>-' 


Petaloma 
8aiun Etosa, 


Sundays 


Week 
Days, 


7:45 a. M.| 




S :50 a.m. 




Fulton 








Windsor, 






|S;00a. M. 


EealdBborg, 
Glove rdale 


6:10 p. m. 






and 




B BO P.M. 


Wav Stations. 1 <^:0o p. m. 



':45a.m.,S:00a. .m.i GiilTir-viIK-. |t*.:IQ l\ M. |rt:05 P. M. 



Btagea connect at Santa Knsa for Sabastapol and 
Mark West Springs. At Clairrille for Skaggs 
Borings, and at Cloverdale for Highland Springs, 
Kelseyville, Soda Hay, Lakeport. Bartlett Springs, 
Saratoga Springy, Blue Lakes, Ukiah, Eureka, Xa- 
vtirro Ridge, Mendocino City and the Geysers. 



EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mon- 
days, to Petaloma, $1 75: to Santa Rosa, $3; to 
Healdsbun*, U: to CIo v erdale, $5. 



^EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
To Petal u ma, fl 50: to Santa Rosa, $2; to Healds- 
burg. $tt: to I'loverilale, $4 50: to Guerneville, $3. 

From Sao Francisco for Point Tiburon and San 
Rafael, Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:15 a. m., 3:30 p. m., 
5:00 p. m., C:10* r. m.; Sundays: 8:00 a. m., 10:15 A. M., 
1:00 p. M., 5:00 p. M. 

To San Francisco from San Rafael. Week Days— 
6:30 a. M.. 8:00 a. M-, 10:30 a. m., 3:40 P.M., 5:05 P. M. ; 
Sundays: &:10 a. m., 11:30 a. m., 3:00 P. M., 5:00 p. u. 

To San Francisco from Point Tiburon, Week Days— 
7:00 a. m., 8:20 a. m., 10:55 a. m., 4:05 P. M., 5:30 P. M.: 
Sundays: 8:3o a. m., 11:55 a. m., 3:25 p. si., 5:30 



•There will be no 6:10 p. 
Cisco on Saturdays. 



m. boat from San Fran- 



. C. WHITING, 
Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



■"Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 
Montgomery Street. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. R. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONAHUE Leaves San Fran- 
cisco and Connects with Trains at SOMOMA 
LANDING, as follows: 

4'C\r\ p.m., Dailv (Sundays excepted), from 
* V - ,V -' WASHINGTON-STREET-WHARF, for 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. 

Sunday Excursions. 

8.0n A- M- (Sundays only), from WASHING- 
.<Z*\J TON-STREET-WHARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. Round- 
Trip Tickets: To Sonoma, $1.00: Gleu Ellen, $1.50. 

PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



H. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 



Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 Montgom- 
ery street. . 



LOVE'S BARRIER. 

She's the daintiest girl 

In the town ! 
Mv brain's in a whirl 
When I think of my Pearl, 

Of the witch-charm that lies 
In her exquisite eyes, 
Soft and Drown. 
I would go to her now, 

If I could! 
At her feet I would bow, 
And my passion avow ! 

She would gladden my life, 
She would be my own wife, 
Fair and good ! 
But I cannot my sweet 

One usurp'. 
I can't fall at her feet, 
And her praises repeat— 
I'm too timid to go, 
For her father, you know, 
Keeps a purp. 

—Somerville Journal. 

There is a difference between coal dealers. 
An honest one says of another: " His weighs 
are not my weighs*. ' ' — New Orleans Picayune. 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC SYSTKM. 

Trains Uftve, nnd tire Duo to Arrive i 
SAN FRANCISCO: 



LEAVE* 

(for) 1 


From Oct. 13, JS85. 


man > 


18:00 a.. 


Byron 


t6:10 p. 


8:00 a. 


.CalistogB and Napa 


•10:10a. 


•I«r. 


" " " 


6:10 p. 


7 80a. 


Col fax 


5:40 L. 


7:80 a 


.Delta, Redding and rortlanj 


0:40 p. 






•10:40 a. 


8:00 a. 


Eone via Llvermore 


5:40 p. 


4:00 P. 


rXulgnt'a Landing 

Llvermore aanl l'leasanton. . . 


10:10 a. 


•8:00 p. 


•S:40a. 


8:00 a. 




0:10 p. 


•8:00 a. 


Milton. 


•7:10 p. 


:',:.'.o v. 


(Hojave, Doming,! Express. 
.. (El Pa-so an,l East. t Emigrant. 


10:40 A. 


830 p. 


10:40 A. 


10:00 a. 


. . Niles and Haywards 


3 :40 p. 


8:00 p. 


.. (Ogdeu and East) Express ... 


11:10 a. 


3:00 p. 


. . \ " " " j Emigrant . . 


11:10 a. 


7:80 a. 


...Red Bluff via Marvsville 


5:40 p. 


8:00 a. 


— Sacramento via Livermore. .. 


5:40 p. 


7:30 a. 


" via Benicla 


6:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


... " via Benicia 


11:10a. 


4:00 p. 


" via Benicia 


10:10 a. 


•4:00 p. 


. .Sacramento River Steamers. . 


•6:00 a. 


8:00 a. 






110:00 a. 
3:00 p. 




J3:40 p. 


" 


9:40 a. 


8:00 a. 


. . .Stockton via Llvermore 


5:40 p. 


•9:30 A. 


" via Martinez 


•7:10 p. 


•3:30 p. 


" via Martinez 


•10:40 a. 


•9:30 a. 




•7:10 p. 



A for Morning. 



p for Afternoon 



From "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— •O-.OO, »6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00. 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00. 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To FRUIT VALE— *6 :00, »6 :30, "7 :00, »7 :30, *8 :00, »8 :30 
•3:30, *4:00, *4:30, *5:00, *5:30, »6:00, *6:30, 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— *9 :30, 6:30, 111:00 
12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— *6:00, *6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00, *S:30, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, Jll:30, 12:00, J12:30, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 
6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, "12:00. 

To BERKELEY— *6:00, »6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00, »8:30, 
9:00, 19:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 1:00, 
2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 
9:00. 10:00, 11:00, *12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— *6:O0, *6:30, 7:00, '7:30 18:00 
•8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11,00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, *4:30, 
5:00, *o:30, 6:00, •6:30, 7:00. 



To "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

Frosi FRUIT VALE— *6:28, *6:53, *7:23, »7:53, »8:23, 
•8:53, "9:23, 10:21, »4:23, *4:53, '5:23, •5:53, »6:23, 
•6:53,7:2.5, 9:50. 

Feom FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— *S:15, *5:45, 
16:45, J9:15, "3:15. 

From EAST OAKLAND— *5:30, »6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30. 
8:00, 8:30. 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY, Oakland— 7 minutes later 
than from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— *5:22, *5:52,«6:22, 6:52, "7:22, 7:52, 
•8:22, 8:52, 9:22, 9:52, 110:22, 10:52, 111:22, 11:52, 
112:22, 12:52, 11:22, 1:52, 2:52, 3:22, 3:52, 4:22, 4:52, 
5:22, 5:52, 6:22, 6:52 7:52, 8:52, 9:52, 10:52. 

From BERKELEY'— »5:15, "5:45, *6:15, 6:45, *7:15, 
7:45, *8:15, 8:45, 19:15, 9:45, 110:15, 10:45, 111:15, 11:45, 
12:45, 1:15, 2:45, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 
7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45. 

From WEST BERKELEY— *5:45, »6:15, 6:45, *7:15> 
7:45,8:45, 19:15, 9:45, 10:45, 112:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 
4:45, »5:15, 5:45, *6:15, 6:45, «7:45. 



Creek Route. 
From SAN FRANCISCO— »7:15, 9:15, 11:15, 1:16, 3:15, 

5:15. 
From 6 AKL AND— *6 :15, 8:15, 10:15, L2:15, 2:15, 4:15. 

•Sundays excepted. 1 Sundays only. 

Standard Time furnished by RANDOLPH & CO., 
San Francisco. 



A. N. TOWNE, 

Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 
Montgomery Street. 



H. C. WHITING, 
Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



" What would you do if I were to die while 
I am away? " asked a father of his five-year- 
old son as he was leaving home for a long 
journey. "With a half suppressed sob, the 
little fellow said: "Why, I— I— should ask 
God to make me another papa just as good as 
you are, or may be better." — N. Y. Journal. 



OUTHERMACiFI 






TIME SCHEDULE. 

agar Trains leave and nm 
Depot (Townseud -t., bet 8d aud 4th Btreel 
l'mneUco: 



LEAVE 
S. K. 


COMMENCING OCT. 18,1885. 


ARRIVE 


i<,.Jo 1. 
s 80 I. 
10:10 A. 

.1 80 T. 
•6:16 !•. 
6:30 p. 


J San Mateo. Redwood 


•8:10 a. 

9:03 a. 

•!U .02A. 

8 M p. 
+6:02 r. 
5:08 p. 


8:30 a. 
10:40 a. 
•3 :30 p. 

4 :30 p. 


J . Santa Clara, San Jose and. . 1 
1 ....Principal Way Stations. . . f 


9:08 a. 

•10:02 a. 
3:36 p. 
0:08 p. 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


1 .Gilroy, Pajaro, Castrovllle. . 1 1*10:02 A. 
t . .Salinas and Monterey i.i\\ 6:08 p. 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


j . ..Holllster and Tres Pinos. . . J l* 1 ":^ *■ 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


j.Watsonvllle, Aptos. Soquel j 1 r „. „ 
((Camp CapitoliOA Sante Cruz) I "-""P- 



10:40 A..\i . . Soledad and Way Stations. . J- 1 6 :0g p. 

a.— Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

•Sundays excepted. 6undays only (Sportman's 
Train.) 

Standard Time furnished by Randolph & Co. 
San Francisco. 



STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 10:40 
a. m. Train, except PESCADERO Stages via San 
Mateo and Redwood, which connect with 8:30 a, 
m. Train. 



SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP TICKETS.— At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel aud Santa Cruz; 
also to Paraiso and Paso Robles Springs. 
Excursion Tickets. 

For Sundays only, (fold Sunday Morning; good ; 
A*,* ouuuu ,>a vuij, | for ii e t ura S ame day. 

For Satnrdftv f SoId SATURDAY and SUNDAY ; 

l lowing Monday, inclusive, at 



Monday, 



Vthe following rates: 



Round Trip «„_ 
from San s ! 
Francisco to 



San Bruno.. 
Millbrae... . 
Oak Grove - 
San Mateo. . 
Belmont... . 
Redwood ... 
Fair Oaks. . 
Menlo Park 
Mavfield. .. 



Sat to 
Mon 
Tkt. 



?....* 



75 
1 00 
1 00 
l 25 
1 25 
1 25 



r.5 
yo 

l 10 
1 25 
1 40 
1 50 
1 60 
1 75 



Round Trip l R 

from San SJ? 
Francisco to K 



Sat to 
Mon 
Tkt. 



Mount'nV'wiSl 50 
iLawrences . . 1 50 
[Santa Clara.. I 1 75 

San Jose.. ..1.1 75 

Gilroy 2 75 

JAptos |.. 

Soquel I. . 

ISanta Cruz.. , . 
[Monterey I.. 



$2 00 
2 25 
2 50 
2 50 

4 00 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend '■ 
street; Valencia-street Station, and No. 613 Market 
street, Grand Hotel. 
A. C. BASSETT, H. R. JUDAH, 

Superintendent. Asst. Pass. & Tkt. Agt. '< 



HOW SHE TOLD IT. 

He held my hand — 

I knew 'twas wrong. 
And still I did not chide him ; 

He is so strong. 
And I so weak beside him ! 

He bent his face 

Down close to mine — 
His brown eyes were so pleading! 

And maybe, too, 

He saw in mine — 
Bnt eyes are so misleading ! 

His mustache brushed 

My reddening cheek — 
Oh, dear ! how it did tickle! 

I had to smile — 

I couldn't speak — 
I wonder if he's fickle! 

He kissed me? Well, 

If you must know, 
I'm sure I don't deny it! 

And I kissed him?, 

Well, maybe so — 
His actions would imply it. 

My foolish heart 

Was throbbing so 
That I could not prevent it. 

He said he loved me — 

I don't know — 
I wonder if he meant it! 

Mrs. Beacon ( new to housekeeping)—" Good 
morning, Mr. Cutts. Canyou give me a good 
piece of roast beef. Supercilious butcher — 
" Madame, I can give you a good piece of beaf 
to roast. — Harvard Lampoon. 



20 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Jan. 9, 1886. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
In the face of almost innumerable reports as to the opinions held by 
prominent British statesmen in regard to the present phase of the 
Irish question, and the schemes they have for its solution, it is pretty 
safe to maintain an attitude of profound unbelief. It is safe to as- 
sume that British statesmen, who are in the habit of dealing with 
questions which involve, in a large measure, the future of Europe, are 
not at all likely to open their minds to every newspaper correspondent 
who happens to run across them. Beyond the self-apparent facts 
that there is an Irish question, and that the political exigencies arising 
out of the somewhat too even balancing of political parties have given 
it an artificial, yet nevertheless grave importance, all is conjecture, 
and will remain so until Parliament assembles. 

The one important fact which continues to stare all dispassionate 
investigators of the Irish question in the face is its vague indefiniteness. 
What does it mean? Leaving the question of that celebrated seven 
hundred years of tyranous oppression, and all that kind of "historical" 
clap trap'on one side, what does this " patriotic" Irish outcry signify ? 
Does it mean merely a separate legislative body for Ireland, or is that 
simply a pretense behind which lurks the broader, bolder design of cut- 
ting adrift from the British Empire? The duty of the hour with the 
British statesmen is to ascertain exactly what are the aims and wishes 
of Parnell and his adherents, and if they are reasonable, to satisfy 
them— to satisfy them so completely that they shall forever remain 
satisfied. If, oh the other hand, these aims and desires are unreason- 
able, that fact should be made patent to the world, and the iron hand 
which is hidden beneath the velvet glove, should be applied to the ad- 
vocates of unreason, in such a way as to, metaphorically, break every 
bone in their bodies. In this connection it is worthy of remark, that, 
since time immemorial, the claim of the Irish ''patriot" has been, 
that he and his countrymen are allowed no voice in the management 
of their country's affairs, and that liberty of political thought and 
action are entirely unknown in Ireland. If this were so, how comes 
it that Parnell is 'accompanied to the new House of Commons by 
eighty-three members representing Irish constituencies, while the 
Marquis of Salisbury and his government are onlv supported by 
about a baker's dozen of Irish representatives? T'his question i's 
worthy of a great deal of thought. 

The word " victory " is a very elastic term. The murderer who 
escapes conviction is* frequently said to have won a victory. Just now 
we hear a great deal of Parnell's victory, but after all, he'has won no 
victory. He has eightv-six votes in the present House of Commons, 
who, under his leadership, rally to the cry, " Ireland for the Irish." 
The House consists of over six hundred members, and the English 
and Scotch members being almost evenly divided upon questions of 
broad political principle, Parnell apparently holds the balance of 
power lietween the political parties. But suppose he presses that 
national phase of the matter so that the five hundred and odd mem- 
bers who are not his followers become Englishmen and Scotchmen 
rather than Conservatives and Liberals, where will his " victory " be? 

Affairs in the French Republic— political and otherwise — seem to 
continue in a deplorable condition. President Grevy is having the 
greatest difficulty in finding a public man who is strong enough to 
form a Government which will stand any chance of being supported 
by the Chambers. In addition, an era of agricultural and commercial 
depression is sweeping over the country, the Government finances are 
in a very bad condition and taxation is excessively high. 

Mr. Bradlaugh is again to the front with mysterious allusions to his 
future course of action. This time, however, success seems nearer to 
him than ever before, and every one who cares for the triumph of 
right in the abstract or the reputation of our own time at the hands 
of the oft-quoted historian of the future, will be glad of it. Mr. Brad- 
laugh's constituents have returned him with a larger majority than 
ever, and this time to a House where he will find more practical 
sympathy than in the last. Therefore, apart from his own forecast, 
it is true that he is " not going to fight on the defensive alone any 
more." The electors of Northampton are about to be rewarded for 
their faithful support, and the House of Commons will not lie much 
longer under the reproach of a mediaeval ignorance of elementary 
justice. 

INSURANCE IT$:MS. 

On the first day of this year a very large conflagration took place 
in Detroit, Michigan, destroying property to the extent of $1,500,000, 
as at first reported; however, we understand that the actual loss will 
only foot up to $1,000,000, with $7.50,000 insurance. This is a terrible 
start for the companies interested, but many will console themselves 
that it did not occur sooner, to swell the losses of 1885, and thev will 
doubtless trust to the old adage " that bad beginnings have good end- 
ings," and look forward to a brighter future. 

The loss on A. Waldstein's lithographic establishment has been ad-, 
justed, and results in the companies having to pay $34,300.50, or 56J4 
per cent, of the insurance. 

The annual meeting of the Board of Marine Underwriters of San 
Francisco, was held on the 5th inst., and the following officers were 
re-elected: Gustave Touchard, President; C. L. Taylor, Vice Presi- 
dent; Edward L. Woods, Secretarv. The Committee on Adjustments 
is Gustave Touchard, "VVm. J. Dutton, and Charles A. Laton. The 
President, Mr. Touchard, has entered on his twenty-first year as pre- 
siding officer of the organization. 

The Great Western Marine Insurance Company of New York has 
decided to discontinue business on this coast, and is now closing up 
its books. 

Wm. Greer Harrison, President of the Anglo-Nevada Assurance 
Corporation, left this city on Thursday last on a flying trip to Eng- 
land on special business in connection with the corporation. 

We notice that the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company of San 
Francisco has made an appeal to its stockholders to increase its capital 
stock from $750,000 to $1,000,000, The vote will be taken on the 2nd 
of March next. 



BURR FOLDING BEDS 

Save Rent, Save Room, and Save an Immese Amount of Work. 

THIRTY STYLES, FROM $30 UP. Catalogue on Application. 

BURR FOLDING BED CO., 

[Aug. 22.] 603 Market Street, San Francisco. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

HALE & NORCROSS SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Location of Principal Place of Business, San Francisco, California. Loca- 
tion of Works, Virginia Mining District, Storey county, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held on 
the 9th day of December, 1885, an assessment (No. 88) of Fifty Cents per 
share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable imme- 
diately in United States gold coin, to the Secretary, at the office of the com- 
pauy, Room 58, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, 
California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on 

The 13th Day of January, 1886, 
Will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction; and unless 
payment is made before, will be sold on Thursday, the 4th day of February, 
1886, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising 
and expenses of sale. 

By order of the Board of Directors. JOEL F. LIGHTNER, Secretary. 

Office— Room No. 58, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Fran- 
cisco, California. Dec. 12. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

SAVAGE MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place of business, San Francisco, California: loca- 
tion of works Virginia Mining District, Storey county, State of Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on 
the 4th day of January, a. d. 18S6, an assessment (No. 65) of Fifty Cents (50c) 
per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable im- 
mediately in United States gold coin, to the Secretary, at the office of the 
Company, room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Fraucisco, 
California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 9th day 
of February, 1886, will be delinquent, and advertised for sale at public auc- 
tion, and unless payment is made before, will be sold on MONDAY, the 1st 
day of March, a. d. 1886, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with 
costs of advertising and expenses of sale. 

E. B. HOLMES, Secretary. 

Office — Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
Cal. [January 9th.] 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

CHOLLAR MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 19 

Amount per Share 25 Cents 

Levied December 3Gth, 1885 

Delinquent in Office February 4th, 1886 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February 25th, 1886 

CHAS. E. ELLIOT, Secretary. 
Office — Room 79, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. Jan. 2. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

SIERRA NEVADA SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 84 

Amount per Share 25 Cents 

Levied * January 6th, 1886 

Delinquent in Office February 9th, 1886 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock March 1st, 1886 

E. L. PARLTER, Secretary. 
Office— Room 57 Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco : 
California. [January 9.] 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Office of the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, 
N. E. Corner Montgomery and Post Streets, 

San Francisco, January 4, 1886. 
At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of this Society, held this 
day, a dividend, at the rate of 3% per cent, per annum, has been declared on 
all deposits, for the sis months ending with December 31, 1885, free from all 
taxes, and payable from and after this date. 
[January 9.] ROBERT J. TOBIN, Secretary. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

THE GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

For the half-year ending Dec. 31st, 1885, the Board of Directors of THE 
GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY has declared a Dividead at the 
rate of four and one-half (4%) per cent, per annum on term deposits and 
three and three-fourths (3%) per cent, per annum on ordinary deposits, and 
payable on and after the 1st day oi January, 1886. By order. 

[Dec. 26.] GEO. LETTE, Secretary. 

SEARCHER OF RECORDS AND EXAMINER OF TITLES 

TO LANDS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, 

G. W. McKEAND. 

Offices, Southeast Cor. Fourth and Broadway, 
OAKLAND. 

THOMAS MORFFEW, 0. D, S„ 

DENTIST, 

N«. 8 Montgomery Street, Corner Market. (Over the Hibernia Bank) 

SAN FRANCISCO. Take the Elevator. 








Vol. XXX VI. 



SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY, JANUARY 16. 1S86. 



No. 29. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



A Ma»Iit Han.l (poetry) 1'J 

K Dream Wblob Came Itue -i 

Move in Reference to (iraiul 

Juries 10 

Barond tiu> viiite ipoetry) ...... * 

I:: 
Comments on Fbrelgn Affairs .... 20 

Dlsorelton J 

Down wiiii tlu' Teleeraph Poles . . is 

Paahlon'fl Voice 2 

Financial News 1 

[neamnce [tema 8 

Jeannelte (poetry) 9 

Hag's Letter U 

Notabllla 17 



oi.liuary 1* 

Purify this Neighborhood 10 

Pleasure'. Wana 6 

Passing Remarks 12 

Real F.Male Transactions 16 

Sporting 7 

- .Hdy 3 

Samoa 18 

Silver us t lie I -si i... ,,f the Day. - ..10 
The Iceland Parliament 9 

The Devil (poetry) 

Town Trier 11 

That Noble Kaseal lu 

The Political Pol ...10 

World, Flesh and the Devil , . 8 



Gol. 11 BARS— 890 tine, par.— Kerned Silver— 21<g,22K $ cent. 
lisioimt. Mexican Dollurs, 80@80}jC 

Price of Money here, 0@10 per cent, per year— bunk rate. In the 
open market, 5£@ivi per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
Security, 4(tJ3 per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 



■Exchange on New York, 20@15c: on London Bankers, 49 Md. 
Paris sight, b.V2]4@5. 15 fr. per dollar. Telegrams on New York, 

■J.-iw-'oo. 

INVESTMENT SECURITIES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 15, 188S. 





Bid. 


A*kM,\ 


Bid. Aniied 


UNITED STATES BONDS. 








■l-pr ci. Quarterly (cou.l.. 
maCBLLAHBOUS BONDS. 












113M 

m'A 




104 110 


California Dry Dock 






my 2 102 

109 111 


95 




C'utTi C'sta Wiuer, 5-pr-ct 


103K 


105 




72^ 85 




50 


52 


GAS STOCKS. 




Markct-St. K. R 


K'i 


1-2"'. 


Capital.. 


55 , — 


P'k .1 O.R.K..6-p-c,guar.) 


lll.l.n 


120 


Pacific Gas Imp't Co. ... 


53 55 


Monteomery-Aveuue ... 


30 


34 


Oakland Gasl't and Heat 


33« 34K 


Nevada Co. N. G. R. K 
North Pacific Coast R. R 








_ 


95 


BANK STOCKS. 






N'rth'ii Pac.R.R.(lstmor) 


110 


112 


Anglo-Cala., ^0 pr ct paid 


50 


53 


N'rtb'n Railway of Cala.. 


I 


— 


Bank of California 


165 


— 


Oakland Gasl't. 5-pr-ct. . 


103 


— 


Cala. Safe Deposit & Trust 
1st National Bank of S. F. 


45 


47'/~ 


Or. R.W. and N., 6-pr-ct. . 


109 


— 


120 


121 


Pac. Rolling Mills, 6-pr-ct 
Pion'r Wool'n Mills, ti-p-c 








66 




102 IIL'd'n Paris & Am. (lim.) 


90 


9114 


S. Pac. R. R., 6-pr-cexc 


104' 4 

1223: 

103^ 


lOi'i Pacific 


145 


175 


Sp'c Valley W. W., 6-pr-ct 


— 


POWDER STOCKS 






U'n Iron Works, 6-p-c . . 


106 




56 




LOCAL K.ULKOAD STOCKS 






Giant 


64U 
9§ 




43J4 


44 




1<% 








W 


97M 
104>, 






12K 


25 




_ 


MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 




North Beach and Mission 


99 


100 


Cala. Artificial Stone P'v 


21/, 


5 


Omnibus. 


46 


47H'iCaliforuia Dry Dock ... 


85 


— 






47 




3?i 


4 


Sutter-Street 


100 


115 


California Wire Works . . 




60 


WATER STOCKS. 






California Iron and Steel 


Hi 


3(4 




98^ 


77 


Gold & Stock Telegraph. 
Hawaiian Commercial. . . 


40 


51 


Spring Valley 


98% 


10% 


11 


INSURANCE STOCKS. 






Judson Manufacturing . . 


18 


22 




115 
120 


118 


Pacific Rolling Mills 

Pioneer Woolen Mills . . . 


85 






390 




140 







45 


56 


Auelo-Nevada 








27'4 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 

The Market for Comstock mining shares continues dull, but an 
improvement will take place before long, when the numerous assess- 
ments which are now pending have been collected. The Quijotoas 
are suffering from a severe attack of "black-eye." Their prospects 
have been blighted in their early youth, and it will be a matter of 
considerable difficulty to restore anything like confidence in that 
quarter. They are probably like the majority of Arizona mines- 
very good at the surface, and ending there. 

The annual meeting of the Bullion Mining Company was held on 
Thursday at the company's offices in the Safe Deposit Building. 
Only some 70,000 shares of stock are out at present amongst the pub- 
lic, and of these 68,795 were represented at the meeting. A resolu- 
tion was carried to the effect that the Directors of the company should 
be authorized to dispose of 30,353 shares forfeited to the company 
through non-payment of assessments whenever in their judgment 
they thought proper. After the reports of the Secretary and Super- 
intendent had bjeen read and accepted, the election of officers took 
place, and the following gentlemen were unanimously elected to serve 
as Trustees for the ensuing year: David Porter. A. Borland. Thos. 
Cole, J. B. Davton, J. L. Browne. David Porter, President, and 
James M. Brazell (re-elected), Secretary, 



We have unearthed another scheme, which has been floated in 
Philadelphia, and which must ><>.iin-r >>r later result in a disastrous 
failure. We refer to the mines or rather locations situate -in Sulphur 
Creek in Colusa ('unity, recently sold to capitalist-- in Philadelphia 

by a party in this city WnO knows, and knew at the very time lie wa> 

urging the sale, that \t is an impossibility to work the' ore success- 
fully. The mines in this district have been in existence for over 

twenty years, and so tar no one has been found whocan satisfactorily 
work the ore. A large amount of money has already been thrown 
away on this new enterprise, and three ear-loads of Eastern ma- 
chinery are already on the ground. Machinery more adapted 
for the business could, have been obtained here at a less expense. 
California is far ahead of the world in general in the matter of 
mining machinery, and one would have thought that the lesson 
lately taught to tlie investors in African gold mines would have been 
of service to our Eastern friends and have saved them the extra 
expense of paying for their experience. The African mines were 
all Supplied (with one exception) from foreign manufacturers, ami 
the only mill which actually did its work was one of twenty stamps 
imported from California. No machinery made on this coast nor 
any process invented here has yet been able to cope with the refrac- 
tory nature of the ores in Sulphur Creek district, and if we cannot 
do it there is nothing east of the Rockies that can. What is more, 
whilst we are willing to admit that peculiar piety in an individual 
may act as a loadstone in attracting gold out of the pockets of his 
Christian brethren, yet it is powerless to extract the same from ore, 
presuming that any exists in it. Running a mine is one thing and 
running a Sabbath' school is another. It does not follow that one 
man can be a success in both positions. 

Alex. Del Mar is going to leave us. His mission of usefulness on 
behalf of those who were foolish enough to employ him is ended, 
and California, which contains such a large element of practical min- 
ing men, does not olfer an inviting prospect for men of his stripe, 
whose sole stock in trade is an impertinent forwardness, the result 01 
a superabundance of ignorant self-conceit. A little learning is a 
dangerous thing, especially when one is determined to air it at all 
hazards. A report written by Del Mar bears abundant evidence of 
the truthfulness of this adage. High brain pressure is noticeable 
from the beginning to the end. The freest of free translations from 
ancient writers, with the dust of centuries on their musty leaves, are 
jumbled up in an indescribable mass with quotations from authors 
of a later date, in every language under the sun, living or dead, to 
support some wild deduction based upon some wilder theory. 
Knotty and technical points which might admit of argument are 
dismissed in a summary manner and in a grandiloquent 
style, which is, to say the least, impressive. Nor yet is 
he very particular as to ways and means. For instance, 
some little time ago Del Mar, with a great flourish of trumpets, 
published an elaborate account of his examination of the gold mines 
of Dom Pedro, in Brazil. A correspondent of the Mining Journal at 
that time clearly proved that had he taken the quickest possible route 
from London — his point of departure— to the mines and back again, 
he could have spent one day at one of the many mines he reported 
on. The substance of his report was also traced to certain standard 
authorities on gold mining in Brazil. This is but one expose of a num- 
ber that have been made, with but little effect in quieting the boasting 
of this mountebank. We protest most strenuously against his being 
accepted as capable of reporting on California mines, and we chal- 
lenge him to prove that he is now, or ever was, employed in a capa- 
city in this State or on this coast, that would warrant the assumption 
of the title of mining engineer, much less that of an authority. That 
Del Mar has succeeded in posing as an authority on California min- 
ing in London and Paris for a short time is not surprising to us. 
Some promoters of companies encourage blowhards of tins descrip- 
tion, as they are useful in floating their schemes upon the market. 
The more titles they assume, the better they suit the men who em- 
ploy them. The public rarely investigate the genuineness of their 
claims, and it is only when the bubble bursts that investors find out 
the true character of the men whose judgment was relied on as in- 
fallible. We warn the public in time, and if they are induced to in- 
vest in schemes like the Providence, upon the report of a man whose 
ignorant self-assumption of titles has brought him for a brief period 
in demand, they will do so with their eyes open to the situation. 

The Western Fire and Marine Insurance Co. held its annual 
election of Directors on Tuesday, and the following were chosen for 
the ensuing year: James Phela'n, John Fay, M. Kane, P. J. White, 
N. Ohlandt, J. Macdonough, Richard Ivers, D. Callaghan, Geo, W. 
Wheaton and A. Vensano. The executive officers were elected by 
the Directors: P. J. White, President: George W. Wheaton, Vice- 
President, and George W. Sessions, Secretary. 

Latest From the Merchant's Exchange.— New York, Jan. 15.— 
IT. S. Bonds, 3s. 101%, b ; 4s, 123%. b, ex-coupon ; V/ 2 s, Wiy 2 , b. Sterl- 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



WOMEN I MEET— SOCIETY WOMEN. 
[By Silver Pen.] 

Some years ago — say thirty, or even twenty-five— the women who 
belonked to that conservative gathering of individuals called " So- 
ciety, were on the whole widely different from women in the same 
position to-day. The society dame was, to all intents and pur- 
poses, faultless in the role she played — among her order. There were 
many absolute requisitions which it was necessary to possess ere 
" Society " would receive a new member, and no woman could hold 
her own' unless she possessed everyone. She could trace her pedi- 
gree back for centuries, even as the groom knows to a nicety the pro- 
genitors .of his favorite race-horse, whose sires and dams reach back 
a mile long. She had her geneological tree framed and glazed, or 
carefully rolled up in cotton and camphor, and among the leaves of 
the peerage on tier table she could find a cousin — seventy-seven 
times removed, perhaps— -but still a cousin. Then as to her blood — 
had a vein in her arm been opened for inquisition it would have cer- 
tainly been found as azure in tint as a washer-woman's tubful of blue 
water — if not bluer. She was in all things conservative. Never spoke 
in a higli key, never allowed her feelings to get the better of her pru- 
dence, never entered into familiar converse with her inferiors, and 
never. Oh never, descended to visit any one whose hands had dip- 
ped in trade. She would receive homage from her trades people; 
but to talk to them, or be even slightly familiar, never in any way 
occurred to the society dame. 

If persons inferior in class were ever admitted within the charmed 
ringofsooiety,it would be a great artist, a world-renowned musi- 
cian, a poet, a historian, or something of that kind. It mattered not 
if his coat was shiny ; his intellect answered for his threadbare coat, 
even to the extent of making him the lion of the hour. "Women in 
faded silk and questionable gloves, having no means whatever, might 
also be seen as proudly high and reserved of mien as though they. had 
been Empresses incog. Their clothes had nothing to do with their 
place among the select crowd; it was sufficient that the blue blood, 
the ancestry and the cousin-genuan in the peerage were intact and 
beyond suspicion ; money only had no place in society ; that is, money 
could not buy a seat among its members, who were reserved and well 
behaved to a painful extent, frigidly polite, and unerringly scrupu- 
lous about the conventional etiquette which formed the Dv-rules of 
its organization. In such circles there was never a fear of meeting 
any compromising person, who lacked the attributes I have men- 
tioned, and when the society woman wandered from the narrow road, 
preferring naught}/- nice vices to perfect propriety, she did not compro- 
mise herself by calling as witnesses the vulgar "crowd. She was far 
too proper, too well-bred, to forget herself. She would not for worlds 
neglect to answer u letter or return a visit, and, though the system 
from end to end was conventional, it w r as so smoothly delightful that 
one cannot help wishing the regime had continued to the present day. 
Why is not the present society dame as faultlessly perfect on the 
surface as the dames of those Vanished times? Thougn, of course, in 
some countries society is still the hot-house where elegance and re- 
finenieut is cultivated, vet unfortunately we are far removed from its 
influence, and, in the place of blue blood and a string of ancestors, 
we have to content ourselves with shoddyism and millions of money, 
which turns society into merely a social' money league; and to be- 
come a member of the money league would scarcely be worth while 
for those who have known the delights of a better organized state of 
things. 

The society dame I meet now-a-days is a very compromising per- 
son, indeed/ She is one of the order because of the fullness of her 
purse and quite irrespective of her qualifications or walk in life. If 
her father or husband drove a rag-and-bone cart, and she could set 
up an establishment on Nob Hill and feed the rest of the league, 
she would be as good as any of them. The society dame generally 
having got up the ladder by a rush, knows not how to sit there 
when she is there. Uncertain of her own position, she knows nut 
whom she ought to visit and whom not. For a little while she is still 
courteous and kind to her old commonplace friends, but the more mill- 
ions her husband gets the higher her flights of fancy soar, and she 
makes herself conspicuous of dropping those who once were needful 
to her, in her hour of need, like a red-hot coal. 

If her husband is a wholesale dry goods man, she shrinks with 
something of contempt from her whose caret sposa sells retail by the 
yard. If she has a large hotel, she would scorn the wife of a saloon- 
keeper, unless the saloonist had cash in proportion. Ye gods! 
fancy inn and boarding-house keepers among the elite of European 
society! 0, how very, very funny it seems to me! It always puts 
me in mind of children playing ladies and building houses of dirt, as 
I have seen them so frequently. The dame who gets a sudden lift 
out of a flat into a palace, is very hard pushed for a long time as to 
how she shall shape her course. People do not freely call upon her 
for quite a long time, and she, dreading that even her monay is of 
no avail, has recourse to many ruses. She sends out cards for a 
sumptuous spread, and so gets somewhat acquainted; but the peo- 
ple, though they eat her good things, laugh at her when they leave — 
very vulgarly, 1 admit, but such is the case. Another time she can 
ask some of the leaders of the Money League to "bring along any 
one you like," and thus she crushes" herself into notoriety through 
the feeds she provides. The dame is ignorant, too, and has recourse 
to some brighter brained woman than herself to pull her through. 
How many a reading and writing lesson have I given to such. 
How many a letter and invitation have I sent forth for them in like 
manner; always good-naturedly, and to be dropped there and then, 
when mi lunger useful. These, ladies, are a study to me — indeed, a 
curious study. And if they only knew how people who have been 
bred and born in that higher sphere unknown to them despise them, 
they would cease to fancy anything they could do, by way of in- 
sult, would give pain. There are some people who think that to be 
out of the pale of the Money League Society is actually a blessing. 

Some of these ladies are more pleasantly polite on the surface than 
Others. They will gush over a nice woman they know, anddnvite her 
to " call on me.'' but they never return that call, and when they meet 
her again have a ready excuse on the tip of their tongue. Should any 
one be simple enough to believe this they may call again, but it will 



always be with the same result. The society dame always follows in 
some other woman's tracks; for instance, if Mrs. B. gives a musicale, 
Mrs. C. will do likewise, though she knows no more of music than of 
algebra. Then she has her musicale written up, and it's all the same 
whether they live on Nob Hill or Jessie street, their soirees, or sunreea 
as Nftine call them, go side by side in the fashionable columns of the 
dailies. 

The society woman, uplifted from her own sphere, is-- not a happy 
woman by any means. She is out of her element and uncertain what 
to do, spends much of her time in deploring her inability to act up to 
her — money — forit is money only that forms the basis of the society 
of which I write. While the men are grubbing away to make yet 
another million, the wives are setting up for fashion leaders, which 
distinction, poor things, they will never attain. How much happier 
these ladies would be if thev worried Jess about dress and society ami 
employed themselves in helping poor people, whose penury ought to 
be an introduction to their charity. How many pleasant evenings 
they could give to the old-time friends of their" earlier days, -whose 
whisky or drv goods speculations have not been as profitable as their 
own. But why waste words and advice? I am simply writing up 
" people I meet," and, having finished this picture, will say an fevjoir. 

THE FUNERAL OF ALPHONSO XII. 
Of all the vast heritage of Spain the one thing which she certainly 
has left to her is picturesqueness. As we read the report of King 
Alphonso's funeral we are back in the deeps of the Middle Ages. At 
the Escurial, we are told, " the procession slowly wound up the hill 
to the monastery. When the funeral car reached the principal door 
it was closed. The Lord Chamberlain knocked for admittance. A 
voice inside asked, 'Who wishes to enter?' The answer given was 
1 Alphonso XII.' The doors were then thrown open. No one de- 
scended to the vault except the Prior, the Minister of Grace and Jus- 
tice, and the Lord Chamberlain. The coffin was placed on a table in 
a magnificent black marble vault, in which the Kings of Spain lie in 
huge marble tombs all around. The Lord Chamberlain unlocked the 
coilin, which was covered with cloth of gold, raised the glass covering 
from the King's face, then, after requesting perfect silence, knelt 
down and shouted three times in the dead Monarch's ear, ' Senor, 
Senor, Senor.' He then rose, saying, according to the ritual, • His 
Majesty does not answer. Then it is true the King is dead.' He 
locked the coffin, handed the keys to the Prior, ami taking up his 
wand of office, broke it In his hand, and flung the pieces at the foot of 
the table." What perfection of mixe en scene! In what other countrv 
of the modern world is such a function possible? The Vatican itself 
is comparatively prosaic, and even grotesque, in its ceremonial. As 
for our English ceremonies, even the solemnest, thev are mere pup- 
pet shows compared with this magnificently mounted drama. 

The Servians have evacuated Pirot, and Milan can no longer sing 
" I am a Pirot King. — Pittsburg Telegraph. 



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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SOCIETY. 



January 14th, 18Sd. Our "cold snap" haa continued during the 
intl, though the mercury han not fallen very low, the damp- 
ii' 1 " of tho air haa made it appear much colder than it would have 
dime with a dryer atmosphere. The cool weather seems to have had 
a chilling effect on society, however, and the gaieties, of the week have 
ither numerous nor brilliant 
On Thursday evening l>r. and Mrs. Yeamans held their iir-i wed 
ding reception at the Staples residence, on Taylor street, which was 
rgely attended. The same da> tuul evening was ulso devoted 
I'v Mrs. Harrison, mm Eugenie Chrj -i J, to the reception of her wed- 
ding calls, which she received at her mother-in-law's, Mrs. Harrison, 

"ti Turk stn 

«»ii Friday night the fourth German uf the Crickel Club, al B'nai 
B'rith Halt, showed rather an increased attendance over the last one, 
and waa danced with decidedly more -hint. Mr. Sheldon hud for his 
partner on this evening Mrs. Everett Wise, nw Marion McAllister, it 
being her first appearanceat these parties this season; and among 
other non-resident guests were the Misses McAllister, of Benicia, 
who were looking charmingly, and Mi— Lulu Howard, of San Mateo, 
who i> visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. Tillie Howard, ot Buchanan 
street. The usual Mikado decorations were displayed in the hall, and 
the dresses worn by the ladies were handsome and becoming, the 
variety in coloring giving to the hall a very gay appearance during 
the evolutions of the dance. 

The same night a very pleasant little party was given by Mrs. Whit- 
ney, nee Boruck, on California street, the guests being, in the main, 

young people. BHowers were used in decorating th'' nit mis, aa«l 

dancing, followed by supper, the attractions oi the evening, which 
was said to have been a very enjovable one. 

These were the chief events -pi' las) week, with the addition of a 
musicale <t two, ami the meeting of the German Club at Judge 
McKisick's. Tli is is truly not h very brilliant showing, and this week 
haa been equally barren of grand affairs. We had a wedding on 
Tuesday night, a concert on Wednesday, and tin-re will be another 
to-morrow night, the •' Lai lies Night," a I the Olympic Club on Friday 
night, and the meeting of the Marguerite* Hub at Miss Florence Caduc's 
the same evening. 

The wedding of Miss Sullivan and Mr. Spence, at St. Ignatius 
Church, on Tuesday evening, was freer of the must objectionable 
feature that attends oil Catholic weddings of any prominence that I 
have been at for some time. I mean the absence of the crowd of the 
great unwashed who usually flock to Catholic ceremonies of every 
description. This was, no doubt, owing to the precaution taken of 
issuing cards of admission to applicants for the privilege of seeing the 
wedding and listening to the music. Yet, in spite of this, as early as 
half-past six the church began to fill, and by the time the bridal party 
entered it was uncomfortably full, even standing room in the side aisles 
being al a premium. The church presented a most brilliant appearance 
when Lighted, with its innumerable cut-glass chandeliers and the 
myriads of wax candles on every altar. The grand altar was sur- 
rounded by potted palms of every size and variety, from the ex- 
tremely large to the most diminutive, and on each side of the en- 
trance to it was a high pillar of greens, interspersed with red and 
white roses, each bearing a yellow wreath near the top, one having 
in its center the letter M and the other the letter R, done in crimson 
Mowers. Punctually at half-past seven the stringed orchestra, sta- 
tioned in the upper gallery, away up aloft, commenced a selection of 
Operatic airs, which were exceedingly well done, and served to keep 
in excellent good humor the mass of humanity who were struggling 
to maintain their stand at their chosen point of vantage. 

At last the wedding march gave notice of the approach of the wed- 
ding party, and up the centre aisle they came in the following order : 
The four ushers, then the six bridesmaids— two in light yellow, two 
in pink, and two in Nile-green costumes — and then the bride with 
her brother, Mr. Frank Sullivan. At the altar rails the party was 
met by the groom and his best man, and in a few minutes the Rev. 
Father Keima, attended by half a dozen assistants, entered upon the 
scene from the other side of the church, when the wedding ceremony, 
which on this occasion was a short and simple one, soon made tbe 
happy pair one. The bride, a tall and stately blonde, was very beau- 
tifully costumed in a white lace bridal robe, and over it a court train 
of heavy white silk; a long tulle bridal vail completed one of the 
handsomest bridal dresses I nave seen this season. The groom looked, 
beside bis bride, small and dark, but wore on his rather good-looking 
Eace an expression of happiness that would have done credit to a man 
double his inches in bight. Mrs. Frank Sullivan wore a very elegant 
costume of pink satin, crimson velvet and lace. 

The wedding guests proper were variously attired. Some in walk- 
ing dress and others in the fullest ball costume. Of these, I thought 
the best-looking was a couple of pews full of very pretty Jewesses, 
who were most handsomely dressed in white, in yellow and in pink 
satin costumes, muchly garlanded with flowers. It was quite no- 
ticeable the number of Jews of both sexes who were present; in 
fact, the Hebraic and Milesian cast of countenance displayed by the 
wedding guests was about an even thing. Unfortunately the night 
proved rainy, and no preparation for such an occurrence was made 
at the church door. There seemed to be also a total absence of any 
regulation about the carriages, and consequently the jam and con- 
fusion among them was terrible, and getting away from the edifice 
not only a matter of time and patience, but of danger and difficulty 
as well. A small reception at the Sullivan residence on Oak street 
followed, of intimate friends and relatives only, so not coming 
under either heading, and consequently not present, I cannot speak 
of it in detail. A trip to Monterey and the Bast was commenced by 
the young couple yesterday, who expect to be absent several 
months. 

This afternoon, at the Palace Hotel, will be celebrated the nuptials 
of Lieut. Best, TJ. S. A., and Miss Laura Oorbett, the ceremony tak- 
ing place in the presence of only a select few. Lieut. Best has se- 
cured a month's leave of absence, and the honeymoon trip will ex- 
tend East and back again. 



Among the late I i is thai ol Dr, Jim Keen* \ I 

Adele Jone i 0. I P Sutter street. The 

wedding is likely to take place some tinn th; and nexl 

month will also see united Sir. George Plournoy, lr.. and Mi 
lime, and the wed Clark and Mr. Albert 

i- named for earh in Sfnreh. 

Tbecilyha lutein the presence within its limit 

old-timer, i Iharlcy LeUay, who i> here on a visit from his pres- 
ent home. Paris, A.iidi ther old-timer put in an appearance on 

Tuesday, in the person ul Comi lore Dicfc Ogden, than whom a 

bettor known and more popular man in 'Frisco were dl I nol at th< 

time exist. What a multitude of changes a gal the people, and in 

the place, be must see, as it i> several years, a decade, at least, aince 

he Was last ia San Franeiseit, 

Those festive young cowboys, Charley Baldwin and Barry Gillig, 

have returned to their cattle in the South, and Hugh Tevis 'has also 

gone to the bosom of his cattle ranch in Arizona, and all the i h 

having speai very delightful Christmas holidays in 'Frisco, will una 
their home surroundings a trifle rough just at Mist. Eugene Dewey 
has also gone back to his family in New York, and it will he some 

tiaie ere 'Frj.seo sees him again. 

Mr. A. s. Hallidie, President of the California Wire Works, haves 
by the Mararoa for a trip to Australia, lie will visit Sydney, Mel- 
bourne and the other great citiej oi' tin' antipodes. 

One of the most interesting parties [ huvc witnessed for a long time 

past, was that given by .Mr-. Ada Clark to the young pupils Of her 
Academy and their friends, which took place recently. A- ia usual 
at these little eutertainnieti t s, Mrs. Clark's young pupils delighted all 

the spectators by the skill and grace they displayed in their dancing. 
Mr. Thomas P. Stoney, of the firm of Stanley, Stoney & Hayes, 
leaves on Saturday for a visit to Honolulu. Fi.i.in. 

INSURANCE ITEMS. 

This week we have to record tin- occurrence of a lire which burned 

up the stock of Messrs. Slessinger. <$ Green, al 406 and 108 Market 

street, on last Saturday night. The stork consisted of cigars, tobaCCO 
and materials, and plant lor the manufacture thereof. The adjusters 
on tins hiss found more than the usual obstacles to confront, the va- 
riety of the various policies being the most conspicuous, there being 
no less than six different forms m Eorce. Competent appraisers wire 
chosen, and the matter ot' indemnity was thoroughly investigated. 
Still, as we go to press, 110 satisfactory result has been arrived at. 

These hazards are subject to such frequent losses that underwriters 
should he reluctant about accepting them, or the rates made more 
adequate than at present. Some three or four years ago the various 
companies, m consequence of the peculiar difficulty of an equitable 
settlement, raised the rates accordingly, hat competition and indiffer- 
ence to the physical and moral hazard has brought theai to a nominal 
figure. There* is no class of risk more difficult to adjust, and unsatis- 
factory to the companies in case of loss, than this one. 

Losses in the East,since the advent of 1880, have been unprecedent- 
ed] and the commencement for the year is irideed discouraging. 

During this week three of oar local companies have la-Id their an- 
nual election of Directors: The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 
on the 12th inst. re-elected, by a vote of 5,686 out of 7,500, the follow- 
ing: John O. Karl, John Barton, Alpheus Dull, Wm. Blackwood, 
John II. Gardiner, John T. Wright, Lewis Sober, Stephen YV. Dick, 
W. W. Stow, Thos. S. Chard and D. .1 . Staples. The Executive officers 
were also re-elected by the Directors, viz. : D. J. Staples, President; 
Alpheas Hull, Vice-President; Wat. J. Dutton, Secretary; F. W. 
Carpenter, Assistant Secretary, and N. T. James, Marine Secretary. 

The State Investment and Insurance Company also held its an- 
nual election on the same day, and elected the following names, all 
but one being re-elections : A. J. Bryant, James Irvine, C. D. « ►'Sul- 
livan, J. M. Donahue, George Moffalt, D. Callaghan, Richard tvers, 
M. Maybluni, L. Cunningham, II. W. Scarle, Fisher Ames, John 
Hanna, C. F. Buckley, J. F. Sullivan (vice Paul Shirley, resigned,) 
and T. McMullin. The executive officers were also re-elected, as 
follows: A. J. Bryant, President; Richard Ivers, Vice-President, 
and Chas. H. Cushmg, S) cretary. 

The officers of the Western Fire Insurance Co. have, owing to un- 
friendly reports prevailing on the streets, requested the Insurance 
Commissioner to examine their affairs. They feel confident of a 
favorable report, and will continue the issuing of policies (confined 
exclusively to this coast) even if it is necessary to levy another assess- 
ment. 

The Fireman's Fund and Union Insurance Company pay the 
usual quarterly dividend of $3 per share. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



Humming a refrain from the most popular opera, the young t 
Jean des Aiquisettes, went up the monumental steps of' the Co< 



DISCRETION. 

» baron , 
uquiscttes, went up tne monumental seeps 01 me Cocherel 
mansion to call on the pretty and rich widow. He had a joyous air. 
From his shining hat to his shining shoes, in the elegant knot of his 
cravat, his flowered vest, his curling mustache, his bright eyes, his 
lemon-colored gloves, his irreproachable cuffs, one read profound 
content, a great part of which was vanity. 

He might well feel contented with himself. Madame Cocherel 
had said that morning, when they met: "To-day, at five o'clock, I 
shall be alone." It had been a three months' flirtation, and she had 
hitherto been incomprehensible to him. She ought, long since, to 
have shown herself gratified by his attentions. His love-affairs were 
innumerable. Did not every one know about his long devotion to 
Madame Morlet, and their recent rupture? Beside Madame Morlet, 
with her splendid golden hair, Madame Cocherel was a plebian. 

"Confound it! The little Cocherel is difficult to please," the young 
baron often said to himself. "A man. who has been loved for eighteen 
months by the most beautiful woman in Paris! And who left her — 
for it was I who left her — that excellent Bernardine!" At this con- 
soling thought, the baron, who was fond of music, hummed again to 
a well-known air: 

" It is I — it is I — it is I 
Who— who— who left her!" 

It was reallv very fane. 

So this morning, when Madame Cocherel had appointed the hour 
for him to call, he could not keep from murmuring to himself: "At 
last! Here she conies! here she comes! Well, well, women are all 
alike!" And he cast a glance full of complacence and foolishness 
over the passing throng. Madame Cocherel awaited him in a cosy 
room, full of rare plants. She wore a charming house-dress of cream- 
colored Chinese crape, very becoming to her brunette beauty. Re- 
clining on an oriental divan, under an arbor of tall green plants, 
holding a book she was not reading, she had the air of posing for one 
of those beautiful pictures which make all the women cry "0 !" and 
"Ah!" in admiration. When the baron was announced she said, 
" Show him in," with a little enigmatical smile — a pleased smile, with 
a bit of malice in it^-the smile ot a woman who doubts. 

His hat in one hand, one of his gloves in the other, admirably cor- 
rect, the baron entered, kissed Madame Cocherel's hand and sat down 
before her in a great wicker chair. They talked of general matters ; 
then the conversation gradually became personal and intimate. 

" But I assure you, I love you and only you," he said. 

" How can it be proved ?" 

" Heavens ! in no way— but when an occasion offers you will see." 

" You would be capable of anything for me?" 

"Of anything." 

" The most absolute devotion?" 

" I swear it?" 

" I ceuld count upon you on all occasions?" 

" On all occasions." 

"And if I desired a long engagement, to be kept secret, coula you 
be so discreet that no one would suspect it?" 

"Ah, Madame," said the baron, placing his hand on his heart. 

" Yes, I know," said Madame Cocherel, " one says nothing, but one 
lets others talk— a man of your gallantries especially! A woman's 
reputation! An indiscretion is so easily committed!" 

" The tomb," the baron affirmed; " believe me, the tomb could not 
be more dumb!" 

Madame Cocherel was silent. It was Jean who must advance. He 
was an experienced tactician. He left the wicker chair and sat beside 
the pretty brunette. Madame Cocherel said nothing, but, rising in 
her turn, she took the chair the baron had left. Then he knelt be- 
side her. Then she moved to the divan. He joined her there. She 
changed again to the chair. Jean preferred to renew the conversa- 
tion. He pleaded his cause finely. He made it as clear as day that 
she ought not to torment him thus, that she was too charming to do 
so, that he would take a small apartment in her heart, if at the very 
top; he would be a model lodger, perfectly discreet, would not make 
much noise nor take much room, would never ask for more, and if 
she wearied of him would not protest against expulsion, but would 
ever cherish, in tenderest remembrance, the happy moments spent 
there, etc., all in a small, soft, passionless voice. Passion, according 
to the baron Jean, was in bad taste— out of style. 

Madame Cocheqpl listened, leaning oi> her elbow, and not taking 
her great, fine eyes away from him. When he had finished: 

" Bravo!" she said. " Your little discourse is charming. One sees 
that it has already served. Was it the one with which you conquered 
Madame Morlet's heart?" 

" Madame Morlet! but I swear to you that was all make believe — 
nothing serious." 

"But I have been told differently. They have even told me the 
very way in which she gave you your dismissal." 

Here the baron's vanity made him forget himself. 

" My dismissal ! That is too much ! When it is I who " 

He felt that he bad said too much, and bit his lips. 

"Ah ! it is you whof Then you see, indeed, that " 

The baron did not answer." Protestations would not serve here. 

" So," said Madame Cocherel, " it is you who Tell me why?" 

" You do not think it, Madame," said Jean. There are things "one 
cannot say — that a gallant man " 

" Have you no confidence in my discretion?" 

"Of course — but " 

" I have confidence in yours." 

" Truly, but then " 

Madame Cocherel rose, and in apparently great innocence, but with 
that enigmatical smile, she came and sat on the other end of the 
divan where the baron was. " Then," said she, looking into his eyes 
with her sphinx-like eyes, " I shall appeal to that devotion you have 
promised me. Ask me anythingin the world, I will tell you at once." 

" But, certainly— certainly." 

The baron Jean was uneasy. What would she demand? He knew 
women : he knew what queer ideas were sometimes born in their lit- 
tle heads. His devotion! his devotion! Certainly he was disposed to 



do all for Madame Cocherel, but on condition that she only asked 
what he wanted to do. This, after all, is devotion I 

" Well," said she, in a coaxing voice, " I have vowed that I would 
never, you understand, never, I would never be anything to you if I 
did not know why " 

"Why?" 

" Why, you broke off with Madame Morlet." 

" But you ask me things " 

He was not really annoyed. He had expected she would require 
some mad, absurd, ridiculous action — and now she merely wanted 
to know. 

"Yes," said the young widow, fervent and charming. " It is fool- 
ish in me — it is Stupid — hut women are curious, my dear." She called 
him her dear! "It is a fancy like any other whim. It would be forever 
between us. I swear it — and then you know," she said, nearingJean 
with a cat-like movement, " if I ever consent to become — the present, 
I shall have a right to know of the past.'" 

The present! She would consent to become the present! 

" Let us see!" said she, " let us see! Tell me why? Tell me how!" 

The baron Jean began to lose his head. There are moments 

Little Madame Cocherel was adorable; sitting near him she leaned 
toward him; the laces on her straw-colored skirt grazed his hand! 
The room was filled with intoxicating odors from the rare plants, and 
there was a musical sound of a jet ot water fulling in a bronze basin. 

" Why?" said the baron. "You want to know why? You promise 
to be absolutely discreet?" 

The young widow smiled archly. "As you promised me about 
yourself." 

" Well— good heavens ! It was eighteen months! Perhaps Madame 

Morlet grew weary of me. For my part I felt that Well, you 

understand." 

Perfectly," she said. 

"Since we are talking confidentially I must own one thing — a lit- 
tle thing, which had a great deal to "do with my determination to 
quit — I will say to bid adieu to Madame Morlet. One night — but, you 
know, absolute discretion!" 

" The tomb! Like you, the tomb!" 

" Well, you know that hair— that marvelous hair that all Paris ad- 
mires!" 

" Yes— well " 

" Well, one day I had a foolish notion to touch it a little more than 
I had ever been allowed to do. Unfortunately the door opened. She 
made a sudden movement to see who entered. I drew my hand 
quickly the other way, and all that display of golden hair "slipped 
from one side of hef head to the other, without the least falling 
down, alas!— a simple lateral displacement, that was all! A wig- 
she wears a wig! Funny, isn't it?" Saying this the baron threw 
himself back on the divan in a fit of laughter, and reached his hand 
toward that of Madame Cocherel. But she drew hers away, rose and 
looked the baron full in the face. 

" Very funny, really ! But if Madame Morlet has false hair, I, my 
dear friend, I have false teeth, and I have no desire to have you tell- 
ing other people someday!" And, bursting into laughter at the 
flurried baron, she showed thirty-two admirable pearls, which were 
fine enough to be false — but which were not. 

" You are mocking me," said Jean, much vexed, brushing his hat 
with a jerky arm. 

"Oh, no, we will remain the best friends in the world— but nothing 
more. I wanted to know if you were discreet. I know now. Be 
easy! I shall not abuse your confidence. All Paris will continue to 
believe that Madame Morlet possesses the most beautiful hair in the 
world without having bought it. Some minutes later the young baron, 
Jean des Aiguisettes, went down the monumental steps of the 
Cocherel mansion. As he was fond of music he was still humming, 
but this time it was a De Profundi*. 

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THE DKVIL. 
Dlabolos. all hattl These many roan, 

In varied circumstances, varied weather, 
Prom days when nurse's tale drew childish tears, 

Till manhood's head grev, eray, hi- cheek like leather, 
His conscience adamant tv idle team, 

We most consistently have fared together. 
Ho matter what the cost i»r where tin- end, 
/ nerer shall go back on thee, <'1«1 friend 1 
1 would not weary thee with worthless platitude ; 

uch thou knowest o( the human race 
To hope .i lukewarm, tnrdj , smug beatitude 
Can lift it fn>m the toils ■■; common place ; 
They all forget they owe a debt of gratitude 

uee tht-y dare not iu< el thee face to face, 
Oblivious all that having sought thine aid 
They damn thee Mill for grunting what they prayed ! 
While Milton prated of l".-t paradise, 

How chuckled we about it, parlous sly 1 
(Ol course we both enjoyed it, spirit-wise, 

For thou wert nebulous, and where was 1?) 
To see a man of wit philosophize 

About the how and where itnd whence and why, 
Forgetting all the while the true essential, 
\Va> wrapt in vagueness ultra-providential. 
But now men know thee better. All allow 

Thou art not tangible to mortal sense, 
Sans tail and hooves, thou dost net mop and mow, 

Or brandish tail and horns to our offense. 
Hen seek thee oft as ever— more, 1 trow, 

Than ever since the hapny decadence 
of medieval fads. A devil! Men mock it! 
Except the devil of an empty pocket! 
But yet desert us not — we cannot stand it; 

The time i.s not yet ripe. We cannot walk 
Alone. And it thy fee increase, demand it— 

'Twill still la- paid. Misers alone will talk 
Of hardship in thy service, who command it. 

Dreading the day thou will their wishes balk. 
Is Bloney god or devil? 'Tis a robe 
Will coverall thesorestbat peppered Job ! 
Bay, dost thou ever haunt a suicide? 

There was a man who, in a Turkish hath, 
His mortal eoil ofl-shurHed; there he died, 
Cursed not of divine, hut human wrath, 
Seeing that very needlessly he tried 

To work his way along the lonely path 
With hyper-luxury. Two dollars spent 
To rid his conscience of embezzlement! 
Bocial excess is what too often mars us, 

Hut yet we all can measure its deceit; 
It is not dread of thee or hell debars us 

Prom following the lust with willing feet; 
Though Christ of Nazareth, or Paul of Tarsus, 

I lame down to warn, the sin we should repeat. 
Why do we then condemn (lie [lower nourishing 
When all the while ourselves the seed are nourishing? 
What boots to tell thee what so well thou knowest? 
" 'T would last from sunrise till the stars 'gin peep, 
Nature's own law proclaims: " That which thou sowest, 

That, and that crop alone, is thine to reap." 
Ah, devil of Effect! ahead thou goest, 

What time my puny Cause may lie asleep, 
And endless crime, in multiplied variety, 
Springs from the devil which we term " Society." 
Is it not mean of us, when we have leisure, 
Weary of sinning, then to make our moan, 
Ignoring thee, O Devil, fount of pleasure, 

Thee, who if once the honest truth we own, 
Givest us gladness without stint or measure, 

Claiming but little interest on thy loan? 
Why dost thou not take wing, and leave us hard, 
Cold, cruel virtue for its own reward? 
But doubtless that would be too great damnation. 

Worthy of nothing but a human mind — 
A mind schooled in this latter generation, 

Sordid and groveling, fickle as veering wind; 
Satan! I doubt me much thy lofty station 
Leads thee to view us as an empty rind, 
The fruit sucked forth, an utter hollow sham — 
We seek thine aid, which afterward we damn! 
Our very proverbs cannot speak us true, 
For still unluckily the siniplefact is, 
That howsoever clear the end in view 

Somehow or other the fulfillment lacked is. 
Thou oft hast heard us: " Give the Devil his due!" 

Say, was it eyer yet reduced to practice? 
On High, Jack, Game we fix our eyes, although 
We generally play the Deuce for Low ! 
Diabolos, all hail! We know thy power 

Grows with our increase. If we still transgress 
By Nature Nature's law, it is her dower 

To mete due punishment — nor more nor less — 
Why should we fear thee? If we seize the hour 

Of pleasure, reap we not the bitterness? 
Howe'er we love the sweetness, it is true 
Life needs a little tonic in it, too ! 
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Jan. 16, 1886. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 

" We Obey no Wand tout Pleasure's" Torn. Moore. 

Ballet dancing possesses attractions, the power of which all must 
admit The world wiU never tire of gazing upon feminine beauty, 
alluringly attired, in graceful movement. There is pleasure in the 
sight to the pure-minded, and also to the others. The Kiralfys have 
a dozen or SO of i>retiv,fresh-looking girls, the potent charm of whose 
faces and-form's sways the public's imagination. They dance well. 
Their trim limbs are" nimble, their bodies graceful, and their faces ex- 
pressive In the ravishing costumes— poems of color— of the Mikado 
ballet in the chic attire of the Champagne Dance, and in the close 
ranks of the crack body of Amazons, they are sights that linger in 
one's memory. 

Of the secundas, two — Louise and Rica Allen, dance with a desin- 
vdlture that is entrancing. De Rosa, the premiere, is an acrobatic 
dancer of great skill. Her pointes and entrechats are marvels of ease. 
The coryphees are more willing than efficient, and as the change from 
dirty dingy costumes to new and bright ones has not yet included 
them', they do not add to the stage effect. The supernumeraries have 
fared better and in bright habiliments seem like different beings. The 
Black Crook performance is, all in all, a great improvement spectacu- 
larly on that of Around the World in Eighty Days. Still it is not up to 
the Excelsior standard. 

***** 

A good word is due to Mrs. Saunders and Louise Calvert for their 
acting. # 

Specialties have always formed an important feature of Black Crook 
performances. What there is of that character, now to be seen at 
the < 'alit'ornia, is highly entertaining. The horizontal-bar performers 
are clever acrobats. The Mignanis extract music from reeds in a 
very curious fashion. The Tissots are highly amusing in their very 
novel art, in which the necessary illusion is most completely pre- 
served. It is a performance the description of which would but spoil 
the enjoyment. 

V * * * * 

A strange omission from the Mikado ballet is the Ko-Ko step, which 
has been a hit of the operetta performances everywhere. Arnold, 
the remarkable grotesque dancer, should by all means introduce it. 
***** 

By her acting in such well-known roles as Camille, Miss Moulton 
and' Frou-Frou, Grace Hawthorne developed earnestness and con- 
scientiousness in an exaggerated and affected school of mimicry. In 
the different roles mentioned there were suggestions, in a distorted 
shape, of; the well-known actresses who have made them familiar to 
the public. It could be seen that the methods of Morris and Modjeska 
had been studied from a purely mechanical point of view, without an 
intelligent analysis of their artistic significance. By her acting in a 
role that may be called an original one, Grace Hawthorne evidences 
the total lack of inherent acting ability. The character of Estelle, in 
Heartsease, offers manv points of vantage to one possessing the power 
of delineating human 'emotion. The woman is a being of high-strung 
nerves. The crime she commits is the result of a condition of hys- 
teria. It is a representation of a phase of human nature that is but 
too common. One would suppose that the delineation of a character 
of emotional extravagance would be an easy task to an actress equip- 
ped with the knowledge of stage effect and possessed of even but a 
modicum of imagination. But Grace Hawthorne fails in even sug- 
gesting the mental condition which forms the keynote of the char- 
acter of Kstelle. The scene of the crime is so tame in representation 
that it loses all significance, and becomes almost incomprehensible. 
Throughout the play Grace Hawthorne speaks her lines in a vocal 
monotone that divests them of expressiveness. Her utterance is al- 
ternately measured and hurried to exaggeration. Her elocutionary 
accentuation is incorrect and unnatural. In gesture, she is neither 
illustrative nor stressful. All this evidences the absence, in the ab- 
stract, of acting instinct. There is an unconscious regard for truth 
in the advertisement that Miss Hawthorne is " Only an American 

Girl!" 

***** 

For their acting Messrs. Buckley, Barrjpger and Garey, and Miss 
Willis, are to be praised. They made of their respective characters 
natural beings, whose motives were understood and approved of or 
objected to, according to their moral value. Barringer, who is a good 
actor, has one or two faults, the remedying of which would be to his 
gain. He is unnecessarily stiff in his movements. That is one fault. 
Another is the exaggerated aspiration [Which accompanies the final s 
of any word so ending. In two comedy roles that might be amus- 
ing, Miss Lapelle and Mr. Logan Paul were hopelessly at sea. 

* * * * * 

The play itself— Heartsease — is a very good translation of one of a 
class which is interesting but not sympathetic. It is, like most French 
plays, well constructed, full of strong incidents that are properly se- 
quential, and consistent in every respect in its entirety. It is in a 
degree sensational. I do not know who the French author is, hut I 
should judge that it was one of the lesser lights among the dramatic 
authors. From all appearances it belonged to the repertoire of the 
Ambigu, as it is essentially amelodrama, although devoid of the usual 
melodramatic impossibilities. Pierey Wilson's work has been well 
done. He has preserved the sense of the play ami the spirit of the 
dialogue. The dialogue, in fait, is very clever, especially when com- 
pared with what passes muster on the stage, vide, Wife and Child. 
***** 
Miss Selina Cohen, an ambitious amateur, appears at the Alcazar 
on Sunday evening as l'arthenia. 

*'**** 

Hot Water is not a very amusing sample of the species to which it 
belongs. Hoyt, the author of A Bunch of Keys, is the<mly writer who 
seems able to concoct, burlesque mixtures of the kind now so popular 
that possess genuine humor. The authors of Hot Water will hardly 



derive fame from their work. The company, comprising fifteen peo- 
ple, are well-qualified for what they nave to do. The girls are 
sufficiently pretty to be attractive in their different costumes. The 
men, in a rough way, are funny. In many little oddities of stage 
business Frank David— Col. McDoodle— shows originality. Frank 
Girard has the proper physique for the slogger, and swings the clubs 
with the skill and ease of* a true athlete. The Professor, as acted by 
George Kyle, is almost a finished bit of character comedy. The facial 
contortions of Fred. Mathews are remarkable, but they are objection- 
able in their hideousness. The four singing girls are not to be identi- 
fied by the names given, as they always appear together. The short- 
est of the four has a trim figure and pretty dimples. Comments upon 
an entertainment of this kind can only be of a repertorial character. 
***** 

Alice Harrison, herself, does not appear to particular advantage in 
Hot. Water. She is a very clever woman, and, whenever in the mood, 
indulges, with the great latitude of such shows, in quaint displays of 
her own sense of the ridiculous. But there is, as there always has 
been to her on the stage, a suggestion of the purely business side of 
stage life. She is aggravatingly perfunctory. There is a total lack 
of the con amore to everything she does. No one who has written for 
her has as vet grasped what would suit her best. Stage shows of this 
kind should fit the people who appear in them. 

***** 

In some way the character of the amusing performance given by 
the Tissots at the California must have been imparted to others before 
the arrival of that clever pair. One of the second-class places of 
amusement advertised a similar arrangement for one of its acts this 
week, and our clever friends, Reed's Minstrels, appeared on Monday 
evening to their patrons with a disconcerting contrast of big heads 
and small bodies. The new feature of this week's programme is the 
appearance of Murphy and Mack, a clever team of song and dance 
men. The singing at these minstrel entertainments is very good. 
Frillman's " Open the Door, Love," is a basso solo admirably sung. 
His voice has appreciated a good deal in quality in the last year. 
***** 

The play of the Danites is so well known that its present production 
requires no extended comment. It is admirably acted by the Rankin 
Company, and the picture it represents is painted in bold, striking 
colors. "McKee Rankin is at his best in this play. Alphonse, he of 
the artistic nature, lends unusual realism to the different scenes of 
which he is not figuratively, but physically, the objective point. Next 
Monday the long-announced production of Notre Davie will occur. 
* * * * * 

Falka is a hit. The Krelings are going to give their patrons a 
change. Fun on the Bristol is to follow Falka. With clever specialties, 
it ought to be a success. At the same time it will be lowering the 
Tivoli to the level of similar places of entertainment the world over. 
Variety shows are the attraction in all places East and abroad, of 
which "convivial freedom is the distinguishing feature. The Tivoli, 
with its wonderful record of operatic performances, holds a well de- 
served higher rank, and I hope it may keep it. 

« # * * * 

Louise Elliott, a charming singer, whose musical improvement has 
been rapid, bid farewell to her many friends and well-wishers on 
Wednesday evening in a concert of excellent arrangement. With her 
voice and sympathetic personality, Miss Elliott has a bright future. 
She has canceled her engagement with Carleton, and will join the 
American Opera Company. The best local musicians have recom- 
mended her to Theo. Thomas, and it may safely be said that she will 



be a credit to the State. 



Beauclerc. 



CALIFORNIA THEATRE. — To-Night. 

Rankin & Co Proprietors | E. D. Price Manager 

Success. Everybody Delighted. Every Evening, Including Sunday, Mat- 
inee Saturday, at 2 P. M. KIRALFY BROTHERS' Magnificent 
Production of the World-Famous Spectacle, the 
BLACK CROOK! 
Under the Management of Mr. Al. Hayman. 
Immense Success of the Tissots, the Mignaui Family, Leopold and Weut- 
worth, De Rosa, Arnold, Astegiauo, the Mikado Ballet, Ballet of All Na- 
tions, Grand Amazonian March. 
Gorgeous Scenery and Costumes! Elaborate Mechanical Effects! 
Secure Your Seats. [Jan. 16.] 

BALDWIN THEATRE. 

Al. Hayman Lessee and Manager 

Laughter— Tears— Applause— Attest Popular Approval— Most Perfect Pro- 
duction ever known of 
THE DANITES1 
The Greatest Cast it ever had— Rankin's California Theatre Company. 
" Performance a fine one."— Chronicle. "Enthusiastic Applause."— Call. 
"Profoundly interesting."— Alta. "The cast without a flaw."— Report. 
A Ringing Protest Against the Evils of Mormondom. 
"It has doue more than all the sermons to arouse the present anti-Mor- 
mon sentiment."— Mormon Church Paper at Salt Lake. 

Next Monday— The Romantic Drama— NOTRE DAME— Now crowding 
the Theatre des Nations, Paris— Seats on sale. 
Po pular Prices— 25c, 50c., Inc. and $1; no higher. [Jan. 16 .] 

ALCAZAR THEATRE.— O'Farrell Street, near Stockton. 

Mexican Typical Orchestra of 25 Artists, 

Including Native Dancers. 

Late from the World's Exposition, New Orleans. 

GUILLERMO I'RQUIDI & CO PROPS. I GREGORIE E. GONZALES ...MANAGER 
GU1LLEKMO URGUIDI TllEASUREK | CARLOS CURTI DlRECTOtt 

Commence their series of Concerts of National and Popular Music on 

MONDAY, JANUARY 25th. 

Eor one week only— Including a Wednesday and Saturday Matinee — Change 

of Programme Every Evening 
Popular Prices— $1.00, 75 and 50-oents— Matinees 25 and 50-cents— No Extra 
charge for reserved seats— Seats may be reserved at Brodersen's Music 
Emporium, with Kohler, Chase & Co.. 137 and 139 Post street, near Dupont, 
from Wednesday the 20th inst. Doors open at 7 p. M. Curtain rises at 8 i>. M. 
[Jau. 16.] J. H. DOHRMANN, Local Agent. 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



The Olympic Club will give an exhibition next Friday night, 
Theae ilUnluys are always well attended. — On the 22nd ol F\ bi 
next the rail meeting <>i this organization (which wns postponed from 
lasl Thanksgiving Day) will l«- held. We suppose it will be praotically 
the Spring meeting of 1880, We hop* tin- managers will olose the 
entries early, an. I get the handicaps named in good time; also, ih.ii 
any events run in heats, the final -hill only include the winnersol 
tin* trial-- The billiard tournament ;tt tin- club rooms is a source 
of merriment The date when it may be finished is very doubtful. 
One cause of the delay is the continued sickness of Mr. U.S. ll.ilry. 
Wo hope to see him very soon in champion form. 

• • ' • • • 

To-morrow, near tlu- Cliff House, at the ocean beach, Fleming ami 
Ooetse will swim a matoh. The distance is t<> one "i tin- rocks and 
back. Should a breese spring up to-day the competitors may have 
rough water to breast. Breeze or no breese, it will be cold work. 

• • • * * 
To-day, at the Oakland grounds, the University ami Wasp foot- 
hall clubs will play the first of a series of matches for the league 
trophy. Last season these teams were very evenly matched, and as 
in. my of the leading players on each side arc the same now as then 
a close contest shotua be the result. 

• * * # * 

t»n Thursday night tin- Merion Cricket Club had a pleasant gather- 
ing at B'nai Brith Hall, which was well attended. Dancing was the 
leading feature. 

» * * * * 

The billiard match between Morris and McKenna is now one of 
the fixed events. Five hundred dollars aside was posted with the 
stakeholder last week. The match iso',000 points, French carroms, 
1,500 a night tor four nights, and the stakes $1,000 a side. The event 
will e.mie on" in Piatt's Hall on February 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th. 

• • * * * 

Lewis and Kittlcnmn seem to have subsided. The pretence that 
they could not agree upon the distance of 75 or 125 yards is the merest 
sha'm. The fact is iliat we have no one in the city at present innocent 
enough to be roped in. Without a dupe ready to his hand, Kittle- 
man will never run a race of any kind. 

***** 

The first lacrosse match of the season, between the California and 

Bay City Clubs, was played last Sunday, but owing to limited time 
the match ended in a draw. The California men won a goal, and had 
decidedly the best of the play, which was not of a high order. 

* * * * * 

The dullness in yachting affairs suggested to one of our local scribes 
an item stating that Puritan was to go to England and race Genesta 
for the Itrenton's reef cup. Like many other things, such a race is 
possible, but at present very improbable! 

***** 

The Teal Hub have been making several improvements at its pre- 
serves near Teal Station. It has dug out a bed for its old arks, and 
hauled them up high and dry. Carpenters have been at work for 
some time putting extra rooms upon the arks. The club has also 
built sheils, a chicken-house, and other conveniences. These im- 
provements are intended to keep the Teal Club on even terms with 
its neighbors, the Tute Belle Club. The weather in the marshes re- 
cently has been awfully cold, the ponds every morning have been 
covered with ice. The ducks naturally take to the sloughs, and this 
makes sculling for a shot pleasant. At the Cordelia Club recently 
one member in a boat bagged fifty birds. One of the caretakers does 
the sculling and the hunter sits in the bow. The birds generally rise 
near the bends, and as they fly from the hunter he has a good shot. 
This is one of the pleasantest'forms of duck hunting. 

* * * * * 

The Poultry Show held at St. Ignatius' Hall during the week will 
close to-day. The attendance has been good, and the arrangements 
of the exhibition satisfactory. The exhibitors are very much the 
same as upon the two previous shows. C B. Bayley, of Oakland, 
secured second prize for Light Brahma fowls; John, McFarling, for 
breeding-pen and pair of chicks; J. J. Jones, second and third prizes 
for chicks; J. A. Lund, of Oakland, first and third prizes for fowls. 
In the class of Dark Brahmas, G. B. Bayley took both prizes for 
fowls and chicks. He also took first prize for Houdans, and third for 
chicks; J. J. Jones, third on fowls, and second on chicks; Cutting & 
Robinson, second on breeding-pens and fowls. C. N. Cousins was 
awarded first prizes for fowls, chicks and breeding-pen, in the Brown 
Leghorn class; O. J. Allen, third on chicks; J. A. Lund, second and 
third on fowls, and second for breeding-pens. The game birds were 
well represented. G. B. Bayley, for black-breasted red, was awarded 
first on pair of fowls, second on chicks; D. Kohler, second on fowls. 
For lied Pyles, G. B. Bayley, first on chicks. The game Bantams at- 
tracted a great deal of attention, G. B. Bayley securing first and third 
prizes for pairs of fowls. The bronze turkeys make the finest display 
of the show, and G. B. Bayley again has first honors. W. M. New- 
hall has the finest pair of White Hollands. In the Guinea Fowls' 
class, G. B. Bayley is again to the fore for both pearl and white. He 
also has two second prizes for Peking and Rouen ducks. Mrs. M. E. 
Newhall, first for Muscovy. T. D. Morris had the finest Embden and 
Toulouse geese or goslings. The Chinese class was won by B. Koh- 
ler. Pea Fowls class — the first prize was awarded to T. D. Morris for 
chicks. For fantail pigeons, G. B. Bayley took first and second. 
Jacobins— G. F. Marsh won first prize for black, first and special on 
reds, second for white. G. B. Bayley led for owls; first and second 
for White African, second and third for Silver Chinese ; G. F. Marsh, 
first for black, blue and white pouters. The Western Poultry Co., of 
Stege, exhibited several pair of Rouen ducks, which attracted a great 
deal of deserved admiration. These ducks are bred from stock im- 
ported direct from Europe, and there are none of them in California 
except those owned by the company in question. The many merits 
of this breed are bound to make it a universal favorite. 



There was another slipuhod game of baseball between the P 
and n.i'.nh Club* on Sunday. The Ploneort) won, by H 
such scoring needs no comment. The V'..-. n men, who 

bave been here for some weeks, are preparing to retui 

by whom they are engaged for the prcsenl sea on. Li ft to them 
selves, the Californians will make a desperate attemnl to hold to- 
gether. But such playing as we year will never uttrael 
paving audiences. 

Robins are very abundant in all the bay conn ties, Hunters who 
Like shooting these birds earl find splendid" -port in Mornga valley. 
As ihc spot is only sis miles from Broadway station , ■ lakland 
bags may be brought back from there within the limit of u single day. 
* * • • » 

We admire bicycling, and at everv opportunity try t-. put the right 
word in the right place when writing of the doings of wheelmen. 
But there is a danger of the sport drifting too far along the -how 

line. The latest move is a broadsword contesl on wheel-. We QOpe 
mi- h a farce may never be perpe. rated. Sword cntcstson horseback 

are bad enough, and the hippodrome element has held the lead so 
far. But the Dtcycle cannot stand such companionship. We had q 
dose of horse against wheels, and it was sickening. If it COmes to 
Bwords we will run the first man through the body who make-' the 

attempt. If wheelmen want to get hurt, let them make a butting 
match, and choose a stone wall as the object Of attack, lint playing 
with swords is a trick only suited to jugglers. 

# »■ * # • 

The coast streams now offer exciting sport for anglers. Salmon 
are now running freely, and several large hsb have been landed re- 
cently. An angler who watches our trout streams jealously in- 
forms ns that trout are being poisoned in Taper Mill ("'reek iii the 
most reckless manner. Within a fortnight he found I.ihhi pounds of 
fish, trout, salmon trout and salmon, lying dead on the banks of the 
creek within two miles of the paper mi'll. These fish have all been 
destroyed by the chemicals dumped from the mill into the stream. 
We have a Fish Commission, and call their attention to this breach 

of the law by the owner of said mill. The keen and biting air 

which has prevailed for several weeks has made bay fishing the 
reverse of attractive. Sitting in a boat for four hours hauling up 
wet lines is not the most exciting sport we could name. Hence, 
Tiburon and Saucelito have been almost deserted for some time. 

# » » « * 

The new management of the Pacific Blood Horse Association is 
taking hold with an energy and vim which is verv promising of suc- 
cess. It has already issued its programme for the Spring Meeting, 
which is announced to take place on the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th of 
April next. Entries will close on the 20th of next month. 

*■*#*# 

We warn sportsmen of the fact that if they go into the field 
with the Winchester Gun Cartridges, they are liable to have their 
day's enjoyment destroyed, and possibly they may ruin a first-class 
weapon. 

"TIVOLI OPERA H0USE-Edd7^tree[,TeaTMarker^ 

KaELiNG Bros Proprietors aud Managers 

Every Evening This Week, 

FALKA! 

Comic Opera, in 3 Acts, by Chassaignc. An Elegant Production. 

DlNGEON, LEIOIITON, TAYUHl, M. Alt CHI, GlitOUX, STEVENS, 

Messmeu, Cornell, Kelly, Valekoa, etc., in the Cast. 
In Active Preparation, 
FUN ON THE BRISTOL! 
A Musical Comedy, iu 3 Acts. Popular Prices— 25 Cents and 50 Cents. 

" BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt. Lessee aud Proprietor [ Chas. P. Hall Mauager 

The Hit of the Season! California's Favorite Comedienne, ALICE 

HARRISON, Supported by her own Great Company, 

In the New Musical Fareial Comedy, 

HOT WATER! 

Beautiful Scenery, Gorgeous CostumesI Marvelous Mechanical EfTeetSj etc! 

The Wonderful Revolving Carousals Running at Pull Speed— The Plying 

Balloon— The Great sensational Descent Through the Ceiling, etc. 
Family Matinee Saturday, at 2. Popular Prices. [Jan. 10.] 



STANDARD THEATRE. 



..Manager 



Cornelius a McBride. Lessees and Prs | Chas. W. Cornelius. 
CHARLIE REED'S MINSTRELS! 
Enthusiastic Reception tendered to the Kings of Laugh-makers, MUR- 
PHY and MACK— Charley Reed's new Song, "Mary Ami"— WILSON, CAM- 
ERON and TURNER'S Great Song and Dance. 

Positive Hit of Charley Reed's 

WARM WATER, or White Labor 5 Cigarettes. 

Saturday Evening Jan. Kith— 100th performance and Grand Souvenir Night. 

Evenings 75c. and 5 0c. — Original Popular Prices — Matinees 50c, and 25c. 

PANORAMA— THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 

By J. BERTRAND arid L. SERGENT. 
COR. OF EDDY AND MASON STS. Open Daily from 9 A, M. to 11 P. M. 



MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 Sutter Street Above Kearr.y 



HALL TO LET FOR BALLS, CLUBS, ETC. 



Aug. 1. 



ZEITSKA INSTITUTE, 

922 POST STREET. 
FRENCH GERMAN AND ENGLISH DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL 

For' YOUNG LADIES aud CHILDREN, also KINDERGARTEN. 
Terra Commenced Jauuary 6th 1886. 
Oct 10. Mme. B. ZEITSKA, A. M., Principal. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL. 

The Pope must have a somewhat hard heart if the statements in 
the Iivicpendance Beige about his> amusements are correct. It is as- 
serted that tame larks, which have been blinded by red-hot needles 
in order to improve their note, are kept in cages which are concealed 
among the laurel thickets in the garden of the Vatican. Nets and 
snares are placed all round, and the wild larks which are attracted by 
the singing of the imprisoned birds are .aught in large numbers, and 
when tbis'amiablc game isover, the Pope himself examines the traps, 
and with his own holy fingers wrings the necks of the birds which 
have been caught. If this story be fiction, it ought to have been con- 
tradicted before this; but if it be true, his Holiness richly deserves 
to be— prayed for. 

The French fisheries do not seem to be in a very flourishing state, 
to judge from the official report of last year's trade. There were 87,- 
000 men and 30,000 vessels engaged in it, and the value of the fish 
taken was $17,500,000, which was a falling off of $3,8o0,000 as com- 
pared with the previous year, although 4,1)00 more men were employ- 
ed. The sardine fishery has also seriously diminished, and so. has 
the'Algerian coral fishery, which used to be very valuable but it has 
been much injured by the recent discovery of extensive coral beds off 
the coast of Sicily. 

Ruffler, in Vanity Fair, says : A pathetic incident occurred the other 
■ day in connection with the death of Stewart, the lion-tamer, at Paris. 
Stewart was in possession of an old and favorite lion, which was in 
the habit of living with him in his room, instead of being confined 
With the" other beasts. The animal was discovered stretched lifeless 
across the dead body of his master, and as he was otherwise in a per- 
feetly healthy condition, it is supposed that he died through sheer 
grief. 

There are at present at the various German universities no fewer 
than 157 professors between the ages of seventy and ninety. Of these 
122 deliver their lectures as usual. The oldest is the veteran Van 
Kanke, the historian, who is now in his ninetieth year, but is not con- 
sidered fully equal in vigor, memory and other faculties to Prof. El- 
venish, who is thirty-nine days his junior. 

An English paper says: One-fourth of our magazine writers are 
women, a result which will probably cause some surprise, that is, of 
our first-class magazines for grown people; it is probable that to in- 
clude children's magazines would vary the figures. "With Oulda at 
the head of our novelists, it is little wonder that female talent so 
strongly heads our male. 

" Poor's Railroad Manual," reports an enormous decrease in the 
gross earnings, amounting to more than $50,000,000, a falling ofl from 
1883 of 6 per cent. This is deemed phenomenal, in view of the fact 
that steadily since 1877 the gross earnings of the roads have in- 
creased, having nearly doubled in the seventeen years prior to 1884. 

Three years ago the farming of the amber fishery was let out by 
the Prussian government to parties who have worked it with so much 
care and practical foresight that the State's share of the increased 
yield for 1883-4 was 170,000 marks, nearly 300,000 marks for 1884-5, 
and bids fair to be still larger for the present term. 

Prince Bismarck, on his recent birthday, received a telegram from 
seven "Wurtenbergers, all born, like him, in 1815, who wished him 
long life. Prince Bismarck telegraphed back his cordial thanks and 
greeting to his " dear septuagenarian contemporaries," asking them 
to renew the solution ten years hence. 

Recently high pontifical mass was celebrated in Copenhagen for the 
first time since the days of the Reformation, such a service having 
heretofore been forbidden bylaw. The Catholics in Denmark now 
number about 3,000 souls, with 26 priests, of whom seven are Danes. 

As Lent begins March 10 the fashionable season in town will be 
somewhat longer than usual. Easter comes April 25, making the 
supplementary or spring season later than for a long time past. 

Pope Leo is said to have an income of $1,500,000 annually, and it is 
stated on the authority of Monsignor Capel that the Pope's personal' 
expenses are limited to $2.50 a day. 

The last sign of Christianity was removed from the Paris Panthe- 
on just before the last national fete day, when the cross which sur- 
mounted the dome was taken down. 

Since the siege of Paris, in 1870, the consumption of horseflesh has 
gradually increased there. 

A writer says that hens will lay profusely all winter if served with 
two warm meals a day. 

There are 948,000 more women than men in Great Britain. 



The following persons have been cured by using " D. D. D." : Geo. 
West, RedwooaOity ; Mrs. A. Boyle, 713 Minna street; J. H. Bremer 
(grocer), corner Vallejo and Larkin; S. G. Whitney, 433 Franklin 
street; S. M. Runyon (Goodyear Rubber Co.), 579 Market street, San 
Francisco; I. S. Foorman, 2,022 California street. San Francisco, 
Gal.; S. W. Neal(with Law, King & Law), 240 Montgomery street, 
San Francisco; J. M. Wright, 2,519Sacramentostreet, San Francisco; 
Mrs. F. A. Homan, Perry, New York; Mrs. S. G. Bennett, 717 Post 
street, San Francisco; Mrs. A. T. Tuttle, Perry, New York; H. H. 
C reign ton, 330J^ Montgomery street, San Francisco; Mrs. D. D. 
Wakelee (wife of real estate dealer), Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., 
Cal.; A. lioos (of Roth & Co.), 214 and 21fi Pine street, near San- 
some, San Francisco ; Mrs. A. S. Robinson, 3 Torren's Court, off Clay 
street, between Hyde and Larkin; Mrs. L. Mann, 022 Sutter street, 
San Francisco; and many others. 

First prize Mechanics' Institute Exposition, 1885. Finest export 
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BEYOND THE GATE. 
Two dimpled hands the bars of iron grasped; 

Two blue and wondering eves the space looked through. 
This massive gate a boundary had been set. 

Nor was she ever known to be but true. 

Strange were the sights she saw across the way — 
A little child had died some days before — 

And as she watched amid the silence hushed, 
Some carried flowers, some a casket bore. 

The little watcher at the garden gate 

Grew tearful, hers such thoughts and wondcrings were, 
Till said the nurse: " Come here," dear child. Weep not. 

We all must go. 'Tis God has sent for her." 

" If he should send for me" — thus spoke the child — 
"I'll have to tell the angel ' Do not wait. 
Though God has sent for me, I can not come; 
I never go beyond the garden gate.'" 

— Harper's Magazine. 

If you wish to obtain a first-class photograph of yourself go to Taber, 
No. 8 Montgomery street, and you will be supplied with a picture 
which will fill your heart with joy. The work executed hy Taber is 
not merely superior to anything produced on this Coast, but it has 
no equal in the world. It has oeen exhibited at a great number of 
Expositions, and has everywhere taken the first prize. Taber's skill 
in posing his subjects is perfectly wonderful, and that in Conjunction 
with the perfected instantaneous process he uses, results in catching 
the very happiest and most natural expression from the object pho- 
tographed. In taking children, nervous persons and dumb animals, 
Mr. Taber is particularly successful. 

J. W. Carmany, No. 25 Kearny street, is in receipt of a number of 
novelties in Gent's Underwear and Furnishing Goods. Call and ex- 
examine his display and wonderfully low prices. 



ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Capital, $2, 000, 000. 
OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors: 
Louis Sloss, J. B. Hoggin, ,T. Rosenfeld, J. L. Flood, G. L. Brander, J. W. 
Mackay, W. P. Whittier, E. E. Eyre, E. L. Griffith, J. Grecnebaum, W. Greer 
Harrison. 

W. GREER HARRISON President and Manager 

J. L. FLOOD .Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary | 3. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers— The Nevada Bank of San Francisco. Dec. 5. 

HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 276 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin S300.000 00 

Reinsurance Reserve $276,1 57 07 

Assets January 1, 1SS5 JS56.658.22 I Premiums since org'izat'n 55,021,759.59 

Surplus for policy holders. .$825,963.68 Losses since organization. $2,118,501.84 

Net Surplusfover ev'rythg) $250,806.61 1 Income 1884 J484.616.73 

OFFICERS: 

J. V. HOUGHTON President I CHAS. R. STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD,... Vice-President I R. H. MAGILL General Agent 

Directors of the Home MutualInsurance Co.— L. L. Baker, H. L. Dodge, 
J. L. N. Shepard John Curry, ,T. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterhnuse, 
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THE LARGEST PACIFIC COAST COMPANY. 

FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCTCOMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, 

Assets $1,520,894.77 

Losses Paid in Past 22 Years 6,000,000,00 

This company has but about one-third as much at risk in San Francisco, 
in proportion to assets, as the average of other home companies, and its 
popular ilv is attested by the fact that it does the Largest Business ou the Pa- 
cific Coast of any company, American or foreign. 

HOME OFFICE: 

Southwest Corner California and Sansome Streets, 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 

Agents in all principal localities throughout the United States. 

D. J. STAPLES President I WRI. J. DUTTON Secretary 

ALPHEUS BULL Vice-President | E. W. CARPENTER . .Ass't Secretary 

August S. 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL. $20,000,000. 

Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL $10,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINC.HAM & CO General Agents 

273-275 SANSOME STREET 
R. H. NAUNTON Manager City Department 

BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

CAPITAL {5,000,000 

AGENTS: 

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[Nov. 18.] No. 316 California street, San Francisco. 



Jan. 1»;, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



JEANNETTE A SONG. 
I have longed for the clasp of your band, dear Jeannette, 

1 have dreamed of your smile o'er nod o*er, 
An i I rindly would give ball tlie yean <>f nay life, 

Could 1 hear your sweet voice ns of yore ; 
For you sans like the birds "f the mojning, Jeaunette, 

\n i your hear! was as Light as their own, 
Bui mine lit"- like lead in my brensi here to-night, 

Ami I think >>f the days thnt have flown. 

Oh! why were you taken away, dear Jeamattte, 

When life seemed bo fair and serene? 
And why was 1 left thus to wander alone, 

All the years that have fallen tatween '.' 
For my locks have grown gray shire that time, dear Teannette, 

And my footsteps are trembling and slow. 
And 1 know by the milerstones I've passed here and there, 

That my journey is ended below. 

Hut the hkuI would have been smoother, hotter, .Teannette, 

Bad you walked by my side day by day, 
To point out the beauties and blessings of life, 

As you used in your old charming way; 
I have wandered o'er lands far and near, dear Teannette, 

I have found friends both tender and true. 
Hut the sun of my life set at noon, my beloved, 

When you bade me forever adieu. 

And now I am aged and weary, .Teannette, 
And I long for your presence still more; 

As 1 enter the "valley and shadow of death," 

1 would hear your sweet voice as of yore, 
Bnt you'll meet' me up there at the gates, dear Jeannette, 

The great pearly pates that swing in, 
And I'll know by the light and the smile on your face, 

That the morning anew will begin. — Christian at Work. 

THE ICELAND PARLIAMENT. 
We were fortunate enough, to be in Rekyjavik during the sitting 
of the Alething, or Parliament, which met of old in the world-re- 
nowned plain oi Thingvalla. The Parliament House is a substantial 
cdiliee, built of lava, abundance of which may be had just outside the 
town, where the ground is thicky strown with loose bloeks of volcanic 
rock. The entrance is by a commodious hall, with seats at each side, 
ami a staircase of iron and wood in front. As we reached the first 
landing, a gentleman, whom we afterwards recognized seated in the 
Presidential chair ot the Commons, came forward to meet us. Speak- 
ing in French, he asked if we were Englishmen, and then courteously 
conducted us into both Houses. As business was about to commence, 
he had soon to leave us, but he first showed us to the Strangers' Gal- 
lery. This resort is open to the public, and on both occasions when 
we visited it, we found it completely rilled, chiefly with natives, both 
male and female. The Upper and Lower Houses are very much 
alike. Each consists of a room of about forty feet by thirty, carpeted, 
and neatly painted. Opposite to the Strangers' Gallery sits the Presi- 
dent. The Governor, distinguished by his gold lace, has a chair a 
little to his right. Immediately in front of hun are the reporters, and 
outside them, ranged in a semi-circle, are the members of Parliament, 
the Government, of course, on the President's right, and the Oppo- 
sition on his left. The electors, that is, all men who are of age and 
pay taxes, send up thirty representatives. These thirty then select 
six out of their own number to sit in the Upper House, and the King 
of Denmark nominates six more. Thus the Lower House consists of 
twenty-four members, and the Upper of twelve, who are presided 
over by the Lutheran Bishop. The King retains a veto on all bills, 
and, Ibelieve, he does not scruple to use nis right. He also appoints 
the Governor, and as the Governor cannot be in two places at the 
same time, the sittings of the two Houses are not simultaneous. The 
Commons sit first for an hour or two, and then the Upper House 
takes its turn. — Month. 

A DREAM WHICH CAME TRUE. 
We may, perhaps, be pardoned for here introducing an amus- 
ing anecdote concerning a former Lord Mayor of London, whose 
early life was connected with the town of Uxbridge, namely, 
Sir William Staines, who was London's chief magistrate in 1801. lie 
started in life as a bricklayer's laborer, and at city banquets, with 
great glee, he used to introduce the following anecdote: When he 
was a youngster, he was employed in repairing the parsonage house 
at Uxbridge. One day, going up the ladder with his hod of mortar, 
he was accosted by the parson's wife, who told him that she had had 
a very extraordinary dream. She told him that she had dreamed he 
would one day become Lord Mayor of London. Astonished at such 
a prophecy, Staines could only scratch his head and thank her for 
such a vast promotion. He said he had neither money nor friends. 
The parson's wife, however, was not so easily to be turned from her 

Sognostication.and this dream had evidently left a great impression, 
er mind was bent on young Staines, and Lord Mayor he should be. 
The same dream occurred again, and the same communication was 
repeated to him that he was to be Lord Mayor. The matter passed 
oft, and youn|j Staines left the parsonage house at Uxbridge with no 
other impression than the kindness which had been shown and the 
notice that had been taken of him. It was not until he became Sheriff 
that this dream came to be talked about, though there is little doubt 
that the dream made a lasting impression upon his own mind, and 
was an incentive to laudable industry through life. The Uxbridge 
parson had by this time become old, but he lived long enough to be 
chaplain to Staines when Sheriff, and he died during his Shrievalty. 

— Greater London. 

The Baltimore Transplanted. Oysters are without doubt the most 
luscious bivalves ever, offered the San Francisco public. They can be 
had at Moraghan's stalls, Nos. 68 and (19 California Market. 

Dyspepsia and Indigestion cured by " D. D. D." 



AGGREGATE ASSETS, $46,000,000. 

A Joint Policy Issued by the Four Companies. 
Imperial Fire A mm urn nee Compinj of I ondon Inst. 1803.] 
London Assurance Corporation i if London [Establish^ 

Royal Charter 1720.J 
Northern Assurance Corporation of London [Estab. 1886.] 
Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool [Estab. 1837.] 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
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UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Principal Office 416 California Street 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital .$750,000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire and Marine Insurance Co, of California. 

officious: 
-President | N. G. KITTLE Vice-President 



GUSTAVE TOUCHARD. 



JAS. 1>. BAILEY 



Secretary. 



TRANSATLANTIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAMRURG. 



Capital $1 ,500,000.00 

Surplus 1 92,968.24 



Assets Jan. 1, 1885 
Invested In the U. S. 



S1.037.305.64 
486,458.37 



GEO. MARCUS & CO., 

232 California Street San Francisco, California 

GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES 
[Nov. 7.] And Territories West of the Rocky Mountains. 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, J6,266,872 35. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, {1,848,908 54. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1851.] 

CASH ASSETS, tl,857,826 :iJ. 
BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast 
405 California Street, San Francisco, 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRJJNSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital $9,260,000 

Cash Assets 2,764.876 

Cash Assets in United States 1,398,546 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS, 
316 California Street, San Francisco. March 20. 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, Limited, 

Of Liverpool, London and. Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000,000 

Capital Paid Up 1,000, 000 

Reserve Fund (in addition to Capital) 1,875,000 

rotal Assets June 30, 1883 6,222,712 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[Sept. 5.] 410 Pine Street. San Francisco. 



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Nos. 322 and 324 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Capital Represented, $27,000,000. 
E. P. FARNSWORTH, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 
The Fire Insurance Association of London. 

W. L. CHALMERS, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

National Assurance Company of Ireland. 

Atlas Assurance Company of London. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. 
OFFICE — 309 Sansome Street, San Francisco. 



THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY 

[ESTABLISHED 1871.] 
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PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANSOME STREET. 

San Francisco, California. 
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President. Secretary. Vice-President. 
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Harrison, H. H. Watson, H. Dimoud, G. O. McMullin, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 
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SWITZERLAND of Zurich— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. HELVETIA of St. 
Gall— Capital, 10,000,000 Francs. BELOISE of Basle— Capital. 5,000,000 Francs. 
These three companies are liable jointly and severally for all losses that 
may be sustained. Losses made payable in all the principal seaports of the 
world. In the settlement of all claims under an English policy, these com- 
oanies will strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds 
and submit to English jurisdiction. HENRY W. SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
street, San Francisco. L>»une y.J 



10 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



SILVER AS THE ISSUE OF THE DAY. 
It begins to be apparent that the silver question is to assume pro- 
portions during the present session of Congress that will raise it to a 
position of first importance in the councils of the nation. The pro- 
mised views of the great money-centers of New York and Boston, 
supported, as they are, by President Cleveland, give to the mono- 
metalist side of the question a strong barking. The money power is 
a great force in politics, as it is in well nigh all things. But there is 
money on both sides Of this particular issue. There are those who 
have to pay,' and those who have to receive it. There are, in other 
Words, a debtor and a creditor class. The former, naturally, is the 
most numerous. Those who have to pay desire, of course, that the 
currency shall not be contracted, and money made dear. They want 
to obtain the coin with which to pay their debts upon the easiest pos- 
sible terms. ( hi the other hand, the creditor class desire to be paid 
exclusively in gold, because it has of late years greatly appreciated 
in value. The irrepressible conflict that has arisen is between these 
two, and it will not down until one or the other has triumphed. The 
final result is hardly in doubt. The majority will prevail, A few 
North-eastern Slates, which loan money, are on the one wide, whilst 
the South, West and Pacific States, which borrow money, are on the 
other side. The Bland silver bill, which was vetoed by President 
Hayes, was passed over that veto by a two-thirds majority in both 
houses of Congress. That is now the law of the land, and a major- 
ity would be required to repeat it. It is very certain that nothing of 
tlie kind can be obtained. The signs indicate that the supporters of 
silver have increased in number, rather than decreased. The ques- 
tion has since been more thoroughly discussed, is certainly better un- 
derstood throughout the country, and there has been progress, and 
not retrogression, upon the subject. The silver men have so greatly 
the advantage that there is little doubt about their views prevailing, 
and there would be none at all if New York, which is ardently Eor 
gold, wen- not essential to the election of a President. No candidate 
for the Presidency can, in the present state of parties, he elected 
without the VOte Ot that great State, and that lie cannot get unless 

lie is a " gold-bug." Still the President, fortunately, does Hot settle 

this question, and Congress can have ils way and get along well 
enough on this question without the sympathy of the Executive. 
The veto of Hayes amounted to nothing, ana neither will the oppo- 
sition of Cleveland. So long as we must have a President who can 
carrv New York, so long must we have a "gold-bug" lor our Chief 
Magistrate, but the representatives of all the States, in Congress as- 
sembled, can be trusted to checkmate his evil tendencies in that direc- 
tion. It is, ol course, unfortunate that the Executive and Legislative 
authorities of thenationshould.be in conflict on a question of the 
first importance, hut that has occurred before, and will occur again. 
We shall get along without much friction, ami the will ot" the people 
will prevail. 

The ever-expanding necessities ot commerce require that both 
metals shall go into use in the world's currency. Whilst the in- 
crease of production in other articles is everywhere going on there 
is a marked decrease in the production of go'd and silver through- 
out the world, and if one of those metals is to fall into disuse, and 
the other only to be employed, it follows that that metal will appre- 
ciate m value, and that the time will not be long in coming when it 
alone wdl prove totally Inadequate to the wants of commerce. 
Tl lose who talk glibly about the so-called law of finance discovered 
by (iresliam do not understand the altered conditions which make 
that law totally inapplicable to the condition of things in this 
country. Gresham held that the cheaper currency would always 
drive out the dearer, and if there were unrestricted' coinage at our 
mints by which the private owner of silver bullion could have 78 
cents worth of silver coined into a dollar that would pass for a hun- 
dred cents that rule would prove true still. But that is not the 
condition of things. A silver dollar is no cheaper than a gold one. 
Nowhere will five dollars in gold buy more than five dollars in 
silver coin of the United stale-. It is true that five dollars m gold 
will at present buy a good deal more silver bullion than there is in 
five dollars of silver coin. But what of that? The bullion is not 
Legal currency. The silver dollar is. It cannot be bought for less 
than one hundred cents in gold because the Government, which 
holds a monopoly of the minted silver coin, will not sell it for less. 
There is, therefore, no question of a cheaper coin, and, in conse- 
quence, there is no applicability of the Gresham law. This, and very 
much more that remains to be said, shows that there is a very great 
deal of ignorance abroad on this subject. The discussion now going 
on in Congress and in the press will not be* long in educating the 
people to a belter understanding of the question. 

Senator Stanford, the other day, hit the right nail on the head 
when be said that " he did not see why if the Government could make 
a piece of paper, valueless in itself , worth 100 cents, it could not make 
an 80-cent silver dollar worth the same sum." The fact is that it can, 
and that it does. It is doing it co-day, and there is no reason why it 
cannot continue to do so forever, unless, indeed, the Government 
should become bankrupt, which i« impossible in a country with the 
boundless resources of the United States. There is much more of 
interest tor the general public in this silver question than meets the 
eye at first sight, and it will have to be elucidated from time to time, 
for it is now, ami is likely to continue for some time, the greatest 
issue of the day. It is a significant fact in this connection," that a 
gentleman of Senator Stanford's standing and experience in finance 
should pronounce himself so unequivocally in favor of silver as " the 
people's money." 

During the past week news was received in this city of an un- 
fortunate incident with firearms, which occurred in Utah, and to 
which, Mr. II. H. Pearson, Jr., a son of Mr. H. H. Pearson of the 
Baldwin Hotel, and a friend of his, named Green, were the parties. 
The first accounts of the affair which were telegraphed to this city 
prove to have been distorted and exaggerated out of all resemblance 
to truth. Subsequent accounts show that the young man, Green, 
lo-t Iiis life through an accident of which it would appear that Mr. 
Pearson was the unwitting cause. The active sympathies of this 
'Community are with Mr. and Mrs. Pearson in their trouble. 



PURIFY THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. 
The social evil is as old and as extensive as civilization. There 
may come a time and a social condition under which we will be able 
to get rid of it, hut that time and condition is not the present. He 
would be a veritable fool who would attempt, under the present con- 
ditions, to wipe out this black spot by radical measures. It is far 
better to face the hard, realistic truth,' and recognize the evil as the 
necessary outcome of a defective system of social organization— as 
an effect which must exist until the cause which produces it is re- 
moved. Nevertheless, it is one of the vicious elements of life, and 
should, in any well-regulated community, be hidden away from sight 
as far as possible, just as in any well-regulated household the swill- 
tub and the ash-barrel— both necessary but unpleasant household ad- 
juncts — are kept in some out-of-the-way corner. We are led into this 
train of reflection by contemplating the fact that a large portion of the 
block lying between Stockton and Powell streets, on El lis street, is occu- 
pied by houses of ill-fame. To be specific, Nos. 13, 15. 17, 19, 21 and 
23 on the street in question have Tor a very considerable period been 
used as resorts for immoral purposes, and on the opposite side of the 
street, in the same block, there are a number of tenements occupied 
by lewd Japanese women. Now, it is to be borne in mind that the 
locality alluded to is not at all retired, but is, on the contrary, right 
in the heart of the most rising portion of the city, and is within full 
view of Market street, which is, at almost all times of the day and 
night, the most thronged thoroughfare San Francisco contains.' This 
is a wrong which calls aloud to the authorities for rectification Itis 
scandalous that vice should lie allowed to thrust its shameless face so 
prominently into the daily life and walk of the community. Nor is 
it possible that such a proceeding can he without a demoralizing in- 
fluence on the community. Familiarity with that which is wrong 
blunts the moral sensibilities, and is apt to render the average run of 
human nature callous to, and oblivious of, the line of demarkation 
which separates vice from virtue. 

The police authorities are armed with almost plenary powers for 
the government and control of tins social evil, and outraged public 
decency now demands that the locality alluded to he purified, and 
that the depraved women who occupy it be compelled to select some 
more retired locality for the pursuit of their infamous calling. The 
attention of the Chief of Police and of the Grand Jury is respectfully 
directed to this matter. 



THE POLITICAL POT. 



About June or July next the conventions of the two great parties 
will assemble in this State to nominate a full ticket from Governor 
downwards. If Judge Ross resigns, as he says he will, three Supreme 
Judges will have to lie elected. Members of the Senate and Assembly 
will have to be hallotted for, who will have to select a successor to 
General Miller. Railroad Commissioners and members of the Board 
of Equalization will have to he elected at the same time. The mu- 
nicipal conventions will meet shortly after that of the State, and so 
it will come that the whole of the officers of both city and State Gr6v- 
ernment will he involved. It will be as important an election as it is 
within the power of the people to engage in. No wonder that the po- 
litical put is already agitating and is on the point of boiling. We 
wish it would boil over, and the scum overflow and float away. The 
bosses and managers we always have with us. They, long ago, came 
to stay, and the way to get rid of them has not yet been found out. In 
regard to purely State matters, we think the country delegates may 
be safely left to take care of thing^s. Often when we have contem- 
plated the doings of State conventions and Legislatures, we have been 
inclined to thank God that we have country cousins who are uncou- 
taminated by the abominations of the filthy pool of politics as it is 
found in the city. The State may he left to take care of itself. But 
in regard to this vast municipality, it is another and much more 
difficult matter. Here the bosses will attempt to rule or ruin, and 
they have it abundantly within their power todo.either; unless the 
people, disgusted at what has happened heretofore, rise in their 
might, and rally in support of an independent or people's ticket. 
They can do that if they will. They can beat the bosses on both sides, 
and give us a pure, honest and economical city government if they 
want to. If tUey need courage to essay the task, they can find it in 
the very general demand that exists for an anti-boss ticket. Who are 
the non-ofiice-seeking, independent men who will prove equal to the 
occasion? 

THAT NOBLE RASCAL. 
Last week the " News Letter" mentioned the fact that that noble 
swindler, Baron Luhdorf, was languishing behind the prison bars, at 
Hamburg, on charges of fraud and embezzlement, arising out of cer- 
tain transactions he had had with the bouse of Deickmann&Co., and 
that lie had offered bail to the amount of twenty-five thousand marks 
(e iuivalentto$lj,300), which was refused. Subsequently the noble hum- 
bug played sick, and upon the strength of the sympathy created for him 
by his sickness, prevailed upon the authorities to release him on a de- 
posit of cash bail to the amount of fifteen thousand marks. Once out 
of jail he recovered his health with such remarkable haste as to excite 
the suspicion of the authorities, and to cause them to watch his 
movements closely. The result was that he was taken into custody 
again, a few days later, it being apparent that he was about to fly 
from the country. He is now securely locked up, and it is hoped that 
he will not emerge from behind the'prison bars for a long time to 
come. The house of Deickmann & Co., whom the Baron swindled 
is one of the oldest and most reputable in Europe, and the fact that 
it has had the misfortune to have dealings with such ah unprincipled 
rascal as Luhd >rf, has excited in its behalf a profound sympathy in 
commercial circles. 

Curare a Century_ Old.— M. Laborde, at a recent meeting of the So- 
ciete d'Anthropologie, exhibited some arrows which had been poisi med 
with curare a hundred years ago. He had wounded a few guinea-pigs 
with them, and the results were as powerful and as deadly as though 
the poison had been fresh. 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER 



11 



TOWN CRIER. 

"Hear the Crier I" "What the devil art thout" 
"One iiim will play the devil, sir, with you." 



Howtheavwam woman revels m n bargain I Bow -ii<- >. 
over the bam «">,. •,.- ' How she dotes nn the chance of ■■■■ 
oscIcsm thing cheap, or a cracked and damaged article, for " t 
■ cut. offl" How she Docks t-' Ichi Ban I How she picks ;it things, and 
clutches and chooses, and deliberates and doubts, and decides and 
changes her mind, and goes into ecstasies over a Lot o( Btuff, and 
raises the clerk's expectations, and finally trots off with two ten-cent 
fans! The r. C.'j heart has bled for the afflicted clerks of the Ichi 
Ban during the forty per cent, discount fever. The deep store is a 
seething mas- of feminine form. The unfortunate Japs can no longer 
squat in oriental Indifference upon their native matting, for the rapa- 
cious female in quest of a bargain bn.H bought the ma! from under 
them at 10 per cent, discount. The distracted errand-boy tears in a 
disheveled state from counter to office ami from office to counter at 
WO hundred times fur the same customer, who keeps •' picking 

ii I . " something more ainl stilt something more. The '/'. C. observed 
one remarkable woman, who bought a pair of mangy "l«l Japanese 

allOCS, Which bad apparently been worn lol these many vears — proba- 
bly by some plebianJapin the employ of the firm. The conscien- 
tious clerk endeavored to dissuade her from her purpose, but she 
would have them because they were lying on the floor, and he said 
they were " probably put 'town." 

The T. O. has discovered a great similitude between the ostrich, 
who hideth his head and unagineth his tail invisible, ami the woman 
who bledches her bang before and forgets her hair behind. Two of 
these reckless and unthinking ostriches entered a street-ear yester- 
day, and sat down opposite the T. C. One of them had Titianesque 
hair of the deepest, warmest dye; the other was a " pure blonde." 
They were both good-looking. The T. C. stared. They were both 

g I-natured. They never eared. One Of them had on a sealskin 

sack, trimmed with heads. The T. C. thought that was queer; he 
had never seen heads on a sealskin s;,rk before, but lie hopes it was 
all right, and that the public will not think that he should nave inter- 
fered in the matter. The ostriches arose at Kearny street, and great 
was the '/*. r.\- agitation on discovering that from the rear view they 
were both brunettes. He arose also, hi'rriedly, and followed then!, 
only to have his fears confirmed. En projite, they presented an ex- 
ceedingly strange appearance of having a piece of somebody else 
hung on in front, hot there may he some men who admire this effect, 
and the T. ('. devoutly hopes that these ladies have fallen to their 
particular lot. 

One distinct feature which marks the face of San Francisco as 
different from other cities, is tier markets. Ban Franeiseo loves 
her markets fondly. She huitdeth them in her midst. She rlaunteth 
them in the face of her people and keepeth them forever beneath 
the public nose. The market is not an attractive detail of life, 
however dependent life is upon the market. The individual of re- 
fined taste prefers to imagine his market; it is Unpleasant to he re- 
minded of its existence through the medium of one's olfactory 
organ, to he brought fare to face with one's dinner in a nude anil 
crude condition. Neither does the relish- for ham and various 
salted and smoked delicacies increase when one is forced to observe 
the process on the sidewalk or in the cellars of the principal streets. 
A particular protest should be raised against the public nuisance 
on Post street above Montgomery, which seems to be a depot of de- 
cayed and decomposing substances, whose repelhmt odors greet the 
nose for blocks above and below, where debris litters the sidewalks, 
and whose dirty carts obstruct the streets. If San Francisco's mar- 
kets must of necessity repose in her very bosom, then let them he 
well-kept, well-swept, cleansed, purified and otherwise fitted for 
their conspicuous resting place. 

The T. C. was afforded a beautiful opportunity of studying the 
truth of that ancient proverh, " Economy is the road to wealth," a 
few days ago, in a street-car. Ensconced in a corner, he was enabled 
to observe carefully the gyrations of the gentleman opposite, whose 
wealth alone gives him such prominence in San Francisco that it will 
not be necessary for the T. C. to mention his name at all; the public 
will instantly recognize him. There were but few in the car, and 
this gentleman sat conspicuously alone on one side. The conductor 
approached, and demanded the fare. The gentleman descended into 
his overcoat pocket, and drew forth a capacious silk handkerchief 
with a knot tied in the corner. This knot he proceeded to unravel, 
and disclosed a small, brown paper parcel, which, opened further, re- 
vealed two dimes and a nickel. Gazing upward, the gentleman en- 
countered the grin which the cheerful conductor took no pains to 
conceal. The capitalist responded with a genial smile, the large, 
broad, expansive, generous smile which accords with such a nature, 
and remarked, jovially : 

" Sorry to keep you waiting so long, but I always take care of my 
small change — aha! take care of 7tiy .small changed 

Did you ever observe the man who married the Oakland heiress as 
he ambles in and out of the theatre on a " first night?" He is much 
looser, fatter, balder and greasier than in the gay days of his Oak- 
land bachelorhood, when lie posed for an exquisite and had his for- 
tune yet to make. He has swollen under the influence of his easily- 
gotten prosperity. He has grown ""careless and shabby. Havmg 
achieved the summit of his ambition he no longer finds it necessary 
to make an effort. It is not even necessary, he thinks, to attire him- 
self suitably for an evening in polite society when one has married 
an heiress, and so he attends the theatre in dark pantaloons and a 
yellow check sack coat and vest, with unshaven cheek and chin, 
with the few remaining blonde hairs in wild and mutinous disorder, 
with a peculiar style of minstrel collar, which passed from the glass 
of_ fashion some six years ago, which is imperfectly laundried and 
miles too large. But, at least, he is openly and brazenly indifferent 
to public opinion, and public opinion can afford to be' lenient, per- 
haps, to a man who is so honest and so Frank. 



Not long ago the T. C. had occasion to enter tin- buslnesi office of 
a leading daffy paper. The T. «'. flatters him sell 
man. that be knows enough to keep out ol n no bu office unless he 

me business there, and this occasion was no infringe nl upon 

this nde which controls bis dally life and Its methods. He tin 
approached the desk, and asked the young man in charge a i Ivll.and 

bj 110 means an unii-nal question ! 
" Is (In- editor in 

The young man at the desk continued his usual occupation of whit- 
tling the end of his pencil, and vouchsafed neither reply nor upward 
glance. The T. C. repeated his question in a loud tone. The '/'.''. 
ni: in have saved himself the time, trouble and extra wind-power. 

The young man calmly proceeded with the point of his pencil, and 

leit the T. V. to his futile rage. Tin nseguences of the r.C'.'s anger 

Can never be correctly imagined, for. at this juncture, the editor him- 
self appeared at thcii ' of the inner office, and the '/'.r. was accorded 

a friendly interview, the amiable tenor of which he refrained fr n er- 
ring witli any complaint of the arrogant clerk, but each day the won- 
der grows thai the smallest, meanest, most Insignificant employee in 

an establishment of any description always asserts a false and offensive 

superiority, permits himself end (to the shame of his employer, be ii 
said) & permitted an air of insolence which would be resented by a 
man of influence or position in the same office. 

The T. C. loves gay, spontaneous animal spirits. He loves the 
unrestrained jollity of youth— the jollity that is unrestrained by re- 
spect, attention to duty, or regard tor business hours. He loves to 
meet it anywhere. He met it yesterday at a prominent house, lie 
desired to purchase some silk handkerchiefs, lie was attended by a 
merry young clerk, who seemed somewhat unfamiliar with his pro- 
fession, but well versed in all the popular airs. 
7". C. — " Let me see the plain white ones, please?" 
Clerk— Producing some vivid red shawls.—" Certainly, sir. Rum- 

tr-tti m.-ti-.lfi ! Ah .' L a in. 'Ir-tli/ni-ilr-iliihi — " 

T. C.— iGlarinjr.) — " Take away these bed-spreads. T asked for white 
silk handkerchiefs." 

Clerk—" Beg pardon, sir." Walks off whistling and returns with 
some colored silk handkerchiefs. " Tra-ln-ln-Ut! Tni-ht! I'm-iii-in- 
in ! Te-de-de — " 

T. C. — " Young man ! when you have finished that concert to your 
perfect satisfaction, I should be pleased to have your attention." 

Clerk— quite unabashed.—" Oh ! certainly, sir! No objection to that, 
I am sure." Condescends to get out some white handkerchiefs, and 
whistles all the time the T. 0. is selecting, purchasing and getting his 
change. "Good afternoon, sir. Much obliged. Tin la loot Call 
again. Hum li-da-da—" 

The T. C. was at the florist's. Here he met a pretty woman. Pretty 
woman was married. Husband is an old friend of the T. C.'s. Pretty 
woman: "How de do, Mr. T. C. Aren't these lovely roses? Are 
you going to buy some? Oh, thanks; yes, I would like a bunch! I 
came in a minute to wait for my husband. We are going to dine down 
town. Oh, no, thanks! Don'twait with me (first symptom of un- 
easiness); Charlie will be here in a minute. No, you really must not 
What did you say ? Charlie is coming across the street? Oh, heavens ! 
Don't let him see* me, for mercy's sake. I told him I was going to 
stay in Oakland all night. Can't I get behind something? Has he 
gone by? Thank goodness ! (Sighs deeply). Oh, yes, about the din- 
ner down town! Well, I am going to take dinner down town, you 
know, and— and don't you think you have waited long enough? 
Thanks 1 Good-bye ! Yes, the roses are lovely. Thank*. ! " 

The T. C. does not recall any time or place when the small boy is 
as dear to him as in the crowded ear. lie often meets him in this lo- 
cality, and his interviews are nearly always the same. Boy usually 
begins it by dancing all over the T. 6'.'.* feet, crushing in his knees 
and mangling his overcoat. Then he whistles down the T. C.'s ten- 
derest ear, and butts into the T. C'.'s ribs with his elbow. Then he 
spits on the T. C.V boots. At this juncture the T. C.'s angry passions 
rise. But the small boy rises to meet them, and refuses to be crushed 
by the T. 6V.s awful frown, or turned from his wayward course by the 
f. C'8 haughtiest stare. The T. C. has tried the experiment of ap- 
pealing to the small hoy's mother, and it is his honest advice to any- 
one who may be seized'upon by the same unfortunate impulse, to de- 
sist. He offers no explanation. He simply and tersely expresses his 
opinion desist. 

A young damsel from the country enters a sewing-machine estab- 
lishment to purchase a machine, The attentive clerk succeeds in 
making a sale and making himself agreeable at the same time. The 
damsef lingers to look at the" attachments," ami is persuaded by the 
wily clerk to purchase several which arc sold as extras. Just as she 
is about leaving he says, as a sort of after-thought: 

" Oh, miss, wouldn't yon like a feller?" 

Country Lass — with evident embarrassment — "La sir, you're too 
kind— on such short acquaintance, too— but," simpering, " I've got 
one awaiting for me at the corner." 

Scene in the street oar.— Seats all occupied. Enter young lady. 
Young gentleman rises and offers his place. Young lady slams down 
into it. 

Young gentleman— inquiringly—" I beg pardon?" 

Young lady glares at him silently. 

Young gentleman unbuttons his overcoat and produces an audi- 
phone. Grasping it firmly in his teeth, he bends forward in bland 
but resolute expectancy. 

Young lady gives up the struggle, yells " Thankss-s-s!" and 
leaves the car at the next crossing. 

There is a fashionable woman in San Francisco, whose chameleon- 
like hair has a new shade for nearly every month in the year. The T. 
C. imagined, for many years, that she was the fortunate possessor of 
some half-dozen wigs,' but he had a recent opportunity of examining 
her coiffure closely, and he must do her the justice to say that the 
new tint of Titian red goes to the very roots. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



PASSING REMARKS. 

A curious departure from the usual tenor of newspaper headlines 
was indulged in by one of our dailies a few days ago. Embezzlement 
by clerks or trusted employees is a staple article of telegraphic 
news, and as it is generally based upon the wrong doer's infatuation 
for some frail female, the .immorality of the cause adds zest to the 
narrative of the crime. The public is then treated to such headings 
as "A Gay Lothario's Crime," or " The Result of Immorality," or 
" The Crime of a Trusted Clerk," or " A Dissipated Man's Downfall," 
or *" A Cashier Robs His Bank for His Paramour," and so on. It is 
always the poor male who is brought to the front. " Paramour" is 
used whenever possible, for it is a favorite of the headline editor. 
But in the case I am now alluding to, the change in manner of draw- 
ing the reader's attention to the item was a refreshing one, in it's 
newness. " A Honest Man's Ruin. A Wicked Woman the Cause!" 
And then follows a tale which is not different from hundreds that 
have been dished up to us with our morning meal. At last the head- 
line editor has ceased to be gallant at the expense of Justice. All this 
is serious. The headlines just quoted teM the truth of most cases of 
fiduciary dishonesty. 

* « * * * 

The recent circular of the Treasury Department, establishing the 
values of coins for the Custom House*, is a blow for the Silverites they 
cannot meet. It is a simple fact which no sophistry can disturb. The 
state of affairs which will exist in this country, if we get to a silver 
basis, is plainly foreshadowed in this circular. The value of the coins 
of the countries which adhere to a silver standard is a constantly 
diminishing one. The Mexican dollar, which last year was estimated 
at 86 <i-10 cents, is now rated at SI 4-10 cents. A year has reduced the 
value of a South American Peso or Soli from 70 5-10 cents to 75 1-10 
cents. Japan sees its Yen fall from 85 5-10 cents to HI cents. It is 
the London market for silver bullion which determines this. Silver 
is a commodity, and, like all commodities, of fluctuating value. It 
can't lie made anything else. 

***** 

The present revival of the Black Crook brings up reminiscences of its 
original production at Niblo's, in New York, in lflb'fi. The managers 
were Jarrett, Palmer and Wheatly. William Wheatly was a very 
good actor in romantic characters. He was, if 1 remember rightly, 
the original hero of the Duke's Motto. The twin brothers in the Corsi- 
can Brothers were also favorites of his. In fact, during the last few 
years of his stage career, they were the only characters he would play. 
This was due to a peculiar bit of superstition. Niblo's was a theatre 
often destroyed by fire. In the decade of 185fi to 1866 it was burnt 
out no less than three times. In each one of these three fires all of 
Wheatly's stage wardrobe was destroyed, with the exception of his 
Be Franchi costumes. When this remarkable thing occurred for the 
third time Wheatly looked upon it as a significant omen, and played 
the parts of the twin brothers whenever the opportunity offered, to 
the exclusion of all other stage characters. 

***** 

With the Black Croo k, New York . received its initiation into the 
beauties of the ballet. It was an incident in the Euroneanizing of that 
large city in matters of morality, or rather immorality. Large for- 
tunes had been made during the war. European travel, as a result, 
had become a common matter. The reign of Fashion, Extravagance 
and Frivolity was inaugurated. The young men who visited the 
Capitols of the world imbibed the ideas of bachelor freedom, with all 
its delights. They turned their backs to the old American theory of 
early marriages, and went in for la vie de garcon. Up to that time* the 
line of demarcation between female virtue and the lack of it was a 
sudden abrupt one. A woman was either a virtuous person, or a 
courtesan of low degree. The young fellows— the old ones also, of 
course — who had agreeable recollections of the times abroad in a so- 
ciety where there was not such a distinctive separation, but where 
female chastity and nnchastity were divided by different classes — the 
one merging into the other— classes representing different degrees and 
qualities of immorality, and designated by fanciful appellations, pleas- 
ing to the imagination, originating in the minds of the writers of the 
day, sought at home for the same state of affairs. And, as supply in- 
variably meets the demand, they soon found it, and New York Doasted 
of its demi-monde, its quartier-monde, etc., etc. The ballet girls of 
the Black Crook appeared before the public in the hight of this new 
movement, and became its heroines. They*were feted by the just 
budding jeunesse doree of Gotham. They were dined and wined ; sup- 
pers in cabinets particuliers became the fashion, flowers and dia- 
monds were heaped upon these girls, and they were known to the pub- 
lic by name. It was at this time, when livery was as vet but little seen 
in New York, that a well-known courtesan 'dazzled Fifth avenue in a 
well-appointed equipage, carriage, horses ami liveried coachman, ami 
footman in correct attire. Such a thing had never before been seen 
in the city, and it was a nine-days' wonder. By the way, this person 
was an ex-celebritv from San Francisco. 

***** 

In the original Black Crook production were several persons who 
have become stage-famed. The Stalacta was Pauline Markham. 
Charlie Parsloe played Oreppo for awhile. The premiere danseuses 
were Bonfanti, Sangalli and Betty Rigl. Bonfanti, who is now dead, 
I believe, was heralded as a grca't heauty. Before she appeared the 
city was flooded with wdiat purported to be her pictures. It after- 
wards turned out that they were copies of a photograph of Leontine 
Massin, a very pretty and very frail actress of the Paris GVmnase. 
It was this same Massin, who, after sinking Nana-like to the very 
depths of degradation, was rescued by an old-time friend, Henri 
Chabillat, a newspaper man, who had become manager of the Am- 
bigu, and given the role of Nana in the representation of that play in 
January, 1881. Bonfanti was not remarkably pretty, but she wa's as 
graceful a dancer as ever toed her way into the hearts of susceptible 
bald-headed men. Sangalli was a dashing brunette. She was a 
dancer of fiery energy. She realized that she had a duty in establish- 
ing the reign of stage beauties over men's hearts and purses, and she 
soon rode, richly clad in furs, to and from the little stage door in 



Crosby Strat in a pretty coupe. In 1S79 Sangalli joined the ballet of the 
Paris "Grand Opera, and was for awhile a great favorite. She was 
soon supplanted in the affections of the fickle Parisians by the pretty 
and (wonder of wonders) virtuous Mauri. Sangalli has disappeared 
from public view. Betty Rigl remained for a long period the ballet 
favorite of this country." With her sister, Emily, she was known all 
over the country. Emily abandoned dancing for acting;, and joined 
Augustin Daly's first company. She is now acting in London. 
***** 

The dancing' in the original Slack Crook and the costumes worn 
were decidedly innocent in character when compared with what is now 
shown us. It is lint twenty years ago, and yet public opinion has so 
changed that, while the present display is tolerated, that of the past 
excited a great uproar. The press, and particular!)' the pulpit, 
thundered forth against the indecency of the Black Crook. In those 
days ballet girls wore voluminous skirts— so many of them that the 
top skirt stood out at right angles from the body. In the last act of 
the original Black Crook there was a Devil's Dance, in which the cory- 
phees were attired in short breeches, and on this was based the cry 
of iniquity hurled at the show. One by one these skirts have been 
diminished in number, until nothing is left — -to the imagination. 

Clairbeatt. 

When Cowper wrote of Tea as the cup that cheers, he had never 
heard of Baker's Breakfast Cocoa. Tea cheers for the time being, but 
Cocoa cheers one through life. There is nothing more refreshing or 
nothing upon which a man can do a better day's work than Baker's 
Breakfast Cocoa. Like all good things, it must lie treated with proper 
consideration, and pains must be taken with the making. When it is 
made as it should be.it is the most refreshing and delightful beverage 
in the world. 

E. Amsden, late of San Francisco, now of Yokohama, Japan, ex- 
ports (skillfully packed) all classes of goods, from the rarest Curio-; 
and Works of Art to the moderate grades, and invites correspond- 
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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



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BIZ. 



Thus far during the month of January there has been more than 
Hie tmual inquiry (or grain ships t" the united Kingdom, resulting in 
n goodly number of charters, as will be found noted herewith. This 
inquiry for shipahas. of course, railed forth no little activity at the 
Call Hoard for Wheal ; the reault ha* U-en a good degree of animation 
in Pu^ures, both for Season Delivqry and for 1886. The prices paid 
for both When aini Freight hastoenni low and^unremunerative rates 
to all concerned, hut shipowners bavc thqught it host to accepl Koine: 
rates in preference t.> holding on for uncertainties considering the 
large amount of disengaged tonnage now in port; while holders of 
Wheat, having been made aware of the fact that we have still a sur- 
plus of more than 500,000 tons of Whenton band suited to export, 
with every prospect of having the largest grain crop in 1886 ever har- 
vested upon the Pacific Coast. The reason for this is that we have 
hnd already more than the usual fall of rain to .late, a tine season for 

{(lowing and seeding, ami that there is at this Writing every reason to 
>elieve that a greater breadth of land than usual is to he "sown with 
cereals this season than ever hefore. 

Grain Charters — Rr. iron hark Arahv Maid, 837 tons, Flour to 
Cork, U. K.. £1 12s. I'd. ; direct porl I". K!., £1 Ids. ; 25 lay .lays. Ship 
Ilnuicl Barnes. 1,436 tons, W'lieat to Cork, U. K. or Antwerp, £1 Ts. 
fid.; direct nort, £1 "is, ; short lay days, ship Gatherer, 1,509 tons, 
Wheat to Cork. Havre or Antwerp, £1 7s. fid.; direct port, £1 5s ■ 
short lay days. Bhip W. R. Grace, 1,799 tons, Wheat to Liverpool 
direct, £1 Is. (id.; short lay ilavs. Br. iron ship Mountaineer, 1,496 
tons. Wheat to Cork, IT. K'.. £1 10s. ; direct port, £1 Is. lid. Br. iron 
ship Soudan, 1,510 tons, Wheat t" Cork, U.K. ,£1 10s.; direct, port, 
£1 Ts. IhI. ltr. iron ship Sutherlan.lshire, 1,559 tons, Wheat to Cork, 
l*. K., £1 10s.; direct port. £1 7s. lid. Br. iron ship Pegasus, 2,. r t70 
tons, Wheat or Flour to Liverpool direct, £1 6s. 3d. Ship Arabia, 
2,024 tons, Wheat to Cork, U. K.. Havre or Antwerp, £1 7s. Oil. ; Liv- 
erpool direct. £1 4s. Oil.; other direct ports, £1 5s.; short lay days. 
Br. iron ship .Merioneth, 1,366 tons, Wheat to Cork, 11. K., £1 10s.; 
Liverpool direct, £1 7s. Oil. Ship Reuce, 1.S28 tons, Wheat to Cork, 
T\ K., £1 7s. Od.; Liverpool or Dublin, £1 5s.; short lay days. (If 
the above, all hut three ships were chartered by Wm. Drcsbacn, who 
has been the chief exporter of Wheat the past six months. German 
iron bark Fulda.KSfi tons. Wheat to Cork, U. K., £1 10s. fid; direct 
port, £lKs.; ship Harvester. 1,428 tons. Redwood Lumber and Build- 
ing Materials from this port to Sydney direct, £1,000 — a lump sum. 

Lumber Charter.— Bark Sarah S. Kidgeway, 870 tons, loads Lum- 
ber at l'uget Sound to Hobson's Bay, at £2 15s.; Adelaide direct, 
£1 15s. 

Orient.— The O. & G. S. S. Co.'s steamer Oceanic sailed hence for 
Yokohama and Hongkong, January Dth, carrying cargo to China of 
7,882 bbls. Flour, 20,486 fts. Ginseng and Mdse. ; value, $85, 000: also 
in Treasure, $221,887. To Japan— ISO bbls. Flour and Mdse.; value, 
$7,583; in Treasure, If lis.017. is. To Singapore— $00,000 in Treasure. 
To Bomhaj — $119,100 in Treasure. The Pacific Mail S. S. Co.'s 
steamer City of Ilio de Janeiro, 20 days from Hongkong, via Yoko- 
hama if) Says, arrived on the 7th inst., bringing for cargo 20,210 
mats Rice, 1,809 pkgs. Tea, 1,507 cs. Oil, 533 bales Gunnies and 5,000 
pkgs. Chow-Chow. In transit to go Overland, 1,806 pkgs. Tea, 2,129 
pkgs. Silk and 300 pkgs. Mdse. To Central and South America— 2,950 
mats Rice and 1S9 pkgs. Mdse. 

Guaymas. — Steamer Newbern, 12 days thence, had for cargo 1,722 
Hides, 198 bales Orchilla, etc. ; and in Treasure, $45,000. 

Tahiti. — The bktne. City of Papeete, 2fi days thence, had for cargo 
25,000 Cocoanuts, etc. Ger. steamer Kaitea, "hence January 9th , car- 
ried 2(1,000 lbs. Bread, 020 bbls. Flour, 07,527 His. Rice, 7,000 'lbs. Sugar 
and Mdse. ; value, $15,900. 

Santa Rosalia.— The ship Harvey Mills, hence January 7th, car- 
ried 80,207 Bricks; value, $646. 

Hamburg.— The Ital. bk. Carlo Mainetto, hence January 7th, car- 
ried 1,018 its. Beeswax, 3,310 lbs. Bark, 1,000,000 lbs. Bone' Dust and 
Bone Black, 672,017 lbs. Copra, 00,480 lbs. Cotton, 80,000 lbs. Fibre, 
207,951 lbs. Guano, 22,405 lbs. Honey, 15,010 lbs. Shells, 07,948 lbs. Tal- 
low, 9,418 lbs. Tobacco Clippings, 08,587 lbs. Wool, 3,702 ctls. Wheat, 
etc. ; value, $72,000. 

Dublin. — Ship James Nesmith, hence Jan. 7th, carried 54,155 ctls. 
Wheat; value, $75,441. 

Apia.— Schr. Falcon, hence Jan. 6th, carried 68,500 lbs. Bread, 170 
M ft. Lumber, etc.; value, $15,344. 

Smith's River.— Schr. Stranger, thence Jan. 6th, had 2,922 cs. 
! Salmon, 137 bbls. and 5 hf-bbls. ditto. 

Cardift — Br. ship Lord Downshire, 109 days thence, had for cargo 
1,500 tons Coal, 1,240 tons Coke and 420 tons 'Pig Iron. 

Produce Exports.— The value of domestic products for 1884 by sea, 
aggregate $37,170,800; for 1885, ditto, $36,084,100. It is unfortunate 
that we have no means of ascertaining the value of such shipments 
by rail overland. 

Salmon. — The Qregoniwn gives the estimated pack in 1885 at 551,000 
cs. Shipments for 1885, 597,783 cs. Shipments since April, when the 
new pack came in, at 548,604 cs. 

Wheat— The stock in the State Jan. 1, 1886, 580,000 tons, of 2,000 
lbs. each: 

Quicksilver. — The price has recently been advanced to $32 per 
flask. Exports by sea for 18R5, 15,730 flasks; value, $484,423. Exports 
bv sea for 1884,14,901 flasks; value, $438,782. Exports by sea for 1883, 
33,247 flasks; value, $S96,531. During the past two yea'rs the bulk of 
shipments has been to New York. Average price, $30. 

Wheat.— The Spot price is $1.35(31. 37M; buyer season, $1.42; buyer 
1886, $1.45; seller 1886, $1.33M per cental. 



Honolulu. The brig Consuelo, 21 days thence, had for cargo 

hags Sugar, 1,064 hags Rico. 

Freights.— Demand good for Wheat loading, short lay da: 
is now ihe limit. The latest engagements arc Bhip Thomas M. Reed, 
1,912 tons, Wheat to Liverpool direct, £1 Is. Od. Br. iron ship Ladahk 

1,942 tons, Wheat (,, Liver] I direct, £1 lis. .1,1. p, r . ir,,,, s hl p Rod 

crick Ohu, 1,692 tons, Wheat to Cork, II. K., £1 10a,: Liverpco 
rect, £1 7s. 6d. Br. iron ship Westgatc, 1,874 tons. Wheal and Mer- 
chandise to Liverpool direct; laid on. Ship E, It. Button, 1,788 tolls, 
\\ heal (o Liverpool direct, £1 Is. Bd. Ship John A. Briggs, 2,033 Ions, 
Wheal (o Liverpool direct, £1 4s. Oil.; other direct ports, £1 5s. ; Cork 
1 . K.. Havre or Antwerp, £1 7s. fid. 

DOWN WITH THE TELEGRAPH POLES. 

The "News Letter" has repeatedly urged upon Ihe authorities of 
San Francisco the necessity of compelling corporations which are en 
gaged in the conveyance through our streets (for any purpose) of the 
electrical fluid, to place their wires underground, 'it has been de- 
monstrated over and over again that the maintenance of a forest of 
poles and a net-work of wires overhead is not. merely atrociously un- 
sightly, but also alarmingly dangerous. The danger arises from a 
number of causes. In eases of fire, these wires retard the movements 
of the firemen to an extent which is liable at any moment to lead to 
the loss of millions of dollars worth of property, besides imperiling 
human lives. Another evidence of the dangers arising out of the use 
of poles and overhead- electric wires was given in New Orleans on ihe 
30th of December Inst, when an organ-grinder who was leaning against 
one of the poles of the Louisiana Electric Company was suddenly 
struck dead by a flash of electricity which descended the pole from 
the wires it bore. This, of course, is a very unusual incident, but vet 
it is liable to occur at any moment and to any person. 

If such dangers were unavoidable, they would have to he tolerated. 
But they are not unavoidable. They can easily be guarded against 
by placing the wires underground. The subterranean system has 
been tested, and has been found to work excellently. In Chicago an 
underground circuit of fifteen thousand miles has been established, 
ami after a four-years' fight the municipal authorities have at length' 
compelled the telegraph companies to place their wires in this system, 
anil take down their unsightly poles. It is time for our Hoard of 
Supervisors to do likewise. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16, 1886. 



MAG'S LETTER. 

Dear N. L.: I tell you I've been havin' a stavin' time this week 'n 
no mistake; three dinners, one theatre party, a nrasicale 'n the cotil- 
lion. Ain't that a nifty list? Then there's Best's weddin', 'n an- 
other dinner, 'n a card party to come; so I don't think 't " Mag" 
peed complain o 1 havin' a pokey time, do you? One o' the dinners 
was given to the host's sister from the country, 'n, like every thin' 't 
his wife attempts, an effort to make a show oh little cost, 'n you can 
imagine the result o' that line o' entertaining especially a dinner. 
She 'n the Meshy paintress fhow's that for high)? are awful thick. 
She sent all the 'way to Boston for a screen for her for Christmas. 
Ned says it always "makes him laugh to see them two fat wimmen 
chinnin' together; o' course they're discussin' the men. The skittish 
sister-in-law's gone for a tour o' the Southern counties, 'n durin' her 
absence I reckon 't the young one '11 he kept in the fam'ly leadin' 
strings. She was 's lively 's a cricket to the fancy party. Pretty good 
joke callin' that a juvenile gathcrin'! If there warn't some pretty 
liunky old juveniles there, you can say 't I'm a sinneT. 

But what does take me down every time is the amount o' old hens 
't reg'larly attend the cotillion parties. Now, what on top o' this 
earth they want goin' 'n fillin' up the room for, I don't know. Their 
daughters are married 'n home takin' care o' grandchildren. How- 
ever, there's no accountin' for the vagaries (that's a word o' the 
Judge's) o' old age comin' on. Folks say 't no respect 's paid to age. 
unw-a-davs. Ned says 't there was a powerful illustration to the co- 
tillion the other evening o' the want o' respect to the mem'ry of a 
grandparent. (What d'ye s'pose he meant)? One thing, vou just bet, 
't 1 was glad to see, 'n that was 't Ed. Sheldon took my friendly hint 
'hunt his neglect o' early 'riends. 'n sort o 1 returned to his muttons 
in his choice of a partner. Well, he 'n lots others, too, might do a 
heap worse than tollow little "Mag's" advice, 'cause she always 
means well, 'n savs right out what she means. 

The latest on dit is 't the eldest son o' one o' our most respected 
millionaires is castin' sweet glances at the pretty girl who wore black 
'n gold that night. She's awful sweet, 'n so \s her cousin. The old 
Judge says 't 'mong the old chaps there's a reg'lar panic. Some of 
'em had picked up courage with the New Year to try the married 
state, 'n the many ancient virgins 'ts such a feature, o' society, 'n 
widdahs, 'n so forth, has taken heart at the prospect of a change o' 
life. When suddenly the market gets Homled with a new element, 
who think 't 'cause one old fool has made a show o' hisself lots more 
can he found, 'n as 'tain't every man 't cares to wed pro tan wives o' 
other men, why the, old chaps has returned into the safety o' club 
life again, 'n ain't it too bad for the poor old young wimmen? But 
that 'pears to me to be always the way in tins -town, the innocent 
sufTrin' for the guilty every time. 

La me, ain't it enough to make one die laughin', the JT-talian doctor 
a gettin' married on the sly like, so as to keep out o' the newspapers? 
But Lordy, ain't he a gettin' it, though ! What with relations a sendin' 
him " miniature fortunes of diamonds in mosaic caskets," 'n so forth, 
he'll get all he wants before they're done with him. By the way, 
what if a miniature fortune? Does it mean pictures set round with 
diamonds? But gracious me, he always was kind o' mysterious like, 
even in that bewilderin' smile o' his, 'n he playin' 't he* was afraid o' 
the ladies ! ! 

I can't for the lifeo' me see why the girls ain't content with a good, 
sensible, clean American. But no; let some big Dutch chap come 
along, or some caperin' frog-eater, or some stupid fool of a British 
tourist, 'n away the wimmen go for 'em helter-skelter, 'n then they 
get left. 

As to the musicales, to my way o' thin kin' ('n Ned's, too), the least 
you can say of 'em the better it'll he. But la me! what can you ex- 
pect when "society folks takes hold of a thing 'n runs it into the 
ground? Why, ma says 't there was a time, if a amatoor sang real 
well, they'd be scared to death to sing before company, but now, any 
One 't thinks they can sing (howl or screech) '11 invite a lot o' unfor- 
tunate acquaintances to set round 'n hear them 'n their friends per- 
form a programme. The Fat Dentist is one o' those possessed with 
what the Judge calls a " musical mania," 'n them, 'ts been there do 
say 't all his office work is done to a singhV accompaniment, 'n he's 
got so stuck with the operatic craze 't he gets in the tunes for 'em 
like, "Take now this tooth— 'tis thine, love," or, " Behold how lightly 
it aches this morning," 'n so forth. The Judge asked " why his using 
song to soothe his suffering patients resembled some part of a bed's 
fixings." I said wet blankets, 'n the way 't he scowled at me! So 
when we gave it up he said: " Because it's aicounter-pane." La me! 
He's a good-tempered fat fellah, anyhow (the Fat Dentist, not the 
Judge), 'n has got sense enough to know 't Mag is only pokin' fun at 
him, 'cause she really likes him. Have you seen 't the httle bantam 
widdah's mite is a swellin' it heavy round Washington as a wav-up 
millionaire? Well, there's nothin' like cheek. Fancy that little dried 
Up lv. posing for a accomplished elegant belle! 

What do you think o' the latest turn-out of a fam'ly carriage? I 
tell you it's better to be born lucky 'n rich, 'cause bein' one brings the 
other, 'n you bet he's been lucky. 'Tain't every one 't knows, though, 
't the stylish " village cart" 'tsto be seen in the Park these tine after- 
noons was setup by the same party, only one shebang's for the fam'ly 
'n the other for the friend. Who d'ye s'pose told us this? The old 
clash-bag o' the hotel. Ma 'n me met her, the other day, 'n you just 
oughter a heard the way 't she went on. It appears (among other o' 
her stories) 't half the old wimmen in town is studyin' with Kose- 
wahl, with the idea o' goin' on the stage. Did you ever hear the beat 
o' that? But then, some of 'em 's always dom* queer things. 

So, handsome Dr. Jim 's captured at last, 'n ain't the feminines 
just grindin' their molars over the news. Ain't it queer, the effect 't 
names has? First 'twas a Smith, now it's a Jones 'ts caught him. 
(I do hope 't he'll give us a nifty weddin', 'n not like the /-talian). 
Both them pretty boys '11 lose their lady patients, I guess, now. 
Welt, there's lots o' old men, 'n young ones, too, 't need renovatin', 
'n so they can turn their attention to that line. How would it take, 
d'ye 'spose, a sign like this: " Doin' men up 's good 's new a 
specialty." Ain't it a comical coincidence (oh, goodness, what a long 
WOrd) 't the maternal parents o' both Adele 'n Dr. Jim should be <r 
dirt" rent names from each of 'em. The Judge says it only goes to 



prove 't matrimony was largely indulged in by both ladies. 

Don't some folks love to splurge on nothin'? Just look at what 
Ned calls the "latest developments" o' the little market gardner 
avocat. Don't you remember his swellin' round about havin' a coun- 
try residence over the Bay 'n so forth ? 'n now the party 't owns that 
same is a suin' for her rent! Wonder if he, too, 'D. play the " Cali- 
fornia millionaire " racket when he strikes the National Capital. 

On dit society's goin' to have a sensation— a mother usin' the strong 
arm o' the law* (that's the Judge's langnage; ain't it grand)? to re- 
claim a erring child. Now I think that's a real beautiful sentence. 

Well, Bailey 'n Best's both out o' the ranks o' beaux ere this, 'n 
only old Stiffenback left. What on top o' this earth are we goin' to 
do for partners from the Army for the next cotillion? The very idea 
o' havin' to take up with the lot o' snips 't call 'emselves men — too 
hard, so 'tis. Even Monty Wilson 's goin to marry, they say. The 
Pacific Club chaps are all threatened with gout 'n apoplexy. Too 
much Black Crook, I s'pose. So what's goin' to be done for beaux o' 
any kind? Mag. 

Mrs. R. G. Lewis, having recovered from her recent illness, is now 

Srepared with the latest styles to see her many customers at her 
ressmaking parlors, Thurlow block, 12b" Kearny street. 



Messrs. G. T. Marsh & Co., No. 625 Market street, have a complete 
assortment of the higher classes of Japanese goods. 



Ladies, if you wish to preserve your complexion in a first-class con- 
dition use Madame Rachel's Bloom of Youth. 



Repairing done promptly at Muller's Optical Depot, 135 Montgom- 
ery street, near Bush, opposite Occidental. 



Sick-Headache relieved at once by " D. D. D " 

BURR FOLDING BEDS 

Save Pent, Save Room, and Save an Immese Amount of Work. 

THIRTY STYLES, FROM $30 UP. Catalogue on Application. 

BURR FOLDING BED CO., 

[Aug. 22."] 603 Market Street, San Francisco. 

M. J. FLAVIN & CO. 

ON 

BOY S' CLOTH I3STG ! 

This wonderfully popular department is fairly bristling with tempting 
raiments for our little gentlemen in choice and serviceable lines of School, 
Walking and Sunday Suits. We do not claim to sell these Goods cheaper 
than any one else on earth, but we do claim to show a larger and better as- 
sortment, show the same in more comfortable quarters, and sell the same at 
lower prices than they cau be purchased for in this city. 

We Refund Money if Goods are not Strictly Satisfactory. Every Article we Sell is 
Marked in Plain Fiyures. And we are Strictly One-Price Dealers. 



Great I X L Stores, 

Nos. 924 TO 928 MARKET STREET, Through to 25 Ellis Street, 

AND 

Corner Kearny and Commercial Streets. 
gjtp- Remember, every boy purchasing a suit is presented with a Pair of 
Metal Skates. January 9. 

INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT UNION. 

SECURE A HOMESTEAD FOR YOUR FAMILY. 

Idaho OHO HOO -^ ei " es iu Snake River Valley, near Eagle Rock, Idaho. 
Colony OUUiUUU 80 to 040 acres to each settler. $1.50 per acre; 50c. 
cash; $1.00 iu 3 years. Climate and soil the same as iu California. Send for 
circular and prospectus. 

MARICOPA CO. 

The Union also offers to actual settlers 100,000 acres oi as productive land 
as there is in America. These lands are near the city of Fho?uix, 4,000 in- 
habitants, and can be reached by the Southern Pacific Railroad. About 
5,000 acres under cultivation. Climate, soil and productiveness the same 
as Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside, California. 

Size of Canal, 58 feet wide on top, 36 feet wide on bottom, 1}4 feet deep, 
fall 2 feet to the mile. 

Length of Caual 42 miles. 

Laud with perpetual water right, $15.00 to $20.00 per acre and upwards. 

FRESNO COUNTY. 

500 20-acre farms $25.00 to $30.00 per acre, % cash, balance in one, tow and 
three years. Also Colouv lands in all the Western and Northwestern States 
and Territories. Railroad fare to all the ColAuies iu Idaho, California, 
Arizona, Oregon, Washington Territory $52.50. Maps and prospectus for- 
warded upou receipt of letter or upon application. 

Special arrangements made for parties of settlers going to California, 
Idaho, Arizona, Oregon and Washington over the Union Pacific, Central 
Pacific and Southern Pacific Railways. 

WM. H. MARTIN, 126 Washington St., Chicago, 111. 

THE DAVISON CO., N. W. Agents, St. Paul, Minn. 

THE INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT UNION, 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

MERCER OTEY, Secretary, 
401 CALIFORNIA STREET, - - SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



Jan. 16, 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



15 



A GOOD MOVE IN REFERENCE TO GRAND JURIES. 

Theotherday tlic Superior .in. l-.^ at llii- city mel i" Besslon t.> 

1'roiiiling Judge. Their ihuico [all upon Judge Bdi Is, 

Hi. .11 whom none better could have been selected. Bui thiU waa not 
tbi'i'iily busman they transacted. They determined thai an entirely 
m« li-t oi possible Grand Jurors should I"- selected and put into the 
box. Tl>i> was wise. The old list hud so often been drawn [ram, thai 
the -..line men were constantly turning up as Grand Jurors, until 
people began ti> wonder al the sight, and become not u little distrustful 
of tbe methods by which such things could happen. It looked as iJ 

only b e two nr three dozen men in the whole of tlii* great city and 

county were qualified to pass upon ihe delinquencies <>i their fellows. 
The Judges, with strange complacency, excused nil who asked to l«- 
excused, and those only remained whotlM not ask to l»' relieved, and 
thov 'liil in it bo ask, because pretty nearly every mother's son i»i them 
had mi axe to grind. 8" it came thai the same men turned up again 
mill again. The sacred (unctions ol Grand Jurymen were farmed out 
as a land of a brokerage business, and then' must have been money 
in it, for those who engaged in it neglected their business, but yet 
waxed (.it .in.l kicked. The Judges the other day passed a resolution 
which, if lived up to, is capable of doing much in improve things. 
Thej Aral determined to till the l«>\ .mew with names selected in 
equal proportions by each of the twelve Judges. Hut they did even 
better than th.u. They resolve) that hereafter the Presiding Judge 
should dr.iw the panel from the box. Heretofore th.it duty has been 
performed by nne.it' theCriminol Judges, andhas often been strangely 

..ml wonderfully aci iplished. It is undoubtedly better th.it a Civil 

Judge, nut concerned in criminal trials, should act in so grave a mat- 
ter. It i> to he hoped that he will be stern and uncompromising in the 
performance ol his duties, ami that the first nineteen men drawn 
from the box will constitute the jury, ami that mi excuses will be ac- 
cepted unless they are made up. hi statutory grounds and upon affi- 
davit. It is right there where all (lie evil comes in. Heretofore men 
have practically selected themselves as Grand Jurors. If they wanted 
i" s.ive (ur some particular purpose, they made no excuse. If they 
h.el m. axe to grind, they asked tu lie excused, ami were so excused. 
That is exactly how grand juries in this city and county have been 
able to accomplish such strange ami wondrous things, as allowing 
undoubted criminals to escape, ami indicting men against whom not 
a particle of evidence existed. This thing had become such an abom- 
inable scandal ami shame that the Judges have not taken action one 
moment too soon. As it now turns out that they have all along had 
the power to mend the abominable condition of things that has hith- 
erto prevailed, it is not to their credit that they did not sooner exer- 
cise it. But better late than never. When the Legislature meets, the 
win ile subject of impanneling grand, trial and police court juries must 
he dealt with in a manner so precise and effective that no opportunity 
will he afforded hereafter to summon jurors to acquit or convict to 
order. 

CARD. 

THE WESTERN FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE CO. 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

TO THE INSURING PUBLIC. 
Notwithstanding the various reports to the contrary, the Western Fire anil 
Murine Insurance Company has no intention of withdrawing from busi- 
ness, lull invites the generous patronage nf the public, us heretofore extend- 
ed to them. P. J. Will IE, President. 

GEO. H. WHEATON. Vice-President. 
GEO. W. SESSIONS, Secretary. 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 
Geo. H. Wheaton, Jos. Mcdonough, John Fay, M. Kane, A. Vensano. 

WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY-BANKING DEPARTMENT. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

CAPt TAL AND SURPL US $3, 600,000 

DIRECTORS: 
Lloyd Tevis, President; Jno. J. Valentine, Vice-President; Leland Stan- 
ford, Chas. Crocker, J. C. Fargo, Oliver Eldridge, Chas. Fargo, Geo. E. Gray 
ami C. F. Crocker. H. Wadsworth, Cashier. 

Receive Deposits, issues Letters of Credit, and transact a General Banking 
Business. Jan. 10. 

OCEAN VIEW HOUSE, 

THE GRANDEST OF ODE CITY BESOKTS, 

HAVING RECENTLY BEEN 

PURCHASED BY THE PRESENT PROPRIETOR, 

LOUIS F. HOLTZ, 

Is now under his direction and management. The patronage ol the public 
is respectfully solicited. Sept. 12. 

MELVILLE ATTWOOD, F. G. S., 

CONSULTING MINING ENGINEER, 
403 (10ST60MERY STREET, ROOM 29, SIS HUICI800. 
Address for Letters to Private Residence— Saucelito, Marin County, 
California. Nov. 21. 

ANTI-COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION, 

923 MARKET STREET, 

EXTRACTS TEETH WITH GAS FOR 75 CTS. 



OPEN EVENINGS. REA, DENTIST. 



Sept. 19. 



WANTED— An Active Man or Woman in every county to sell our Goods 
Salary, $75 per month and expenses. Canvassing outfit and particulars free. 
Standard Silverware Co., Boston, Mass. Oct. 24. 



DRESS GOODS! 

100,000 YARDS 
-AT 

EXACTLY HALF PRICE 



J. J. O'BRIEN & CO. 

Respectfully ronuest their patrons and tin- public, to note tbe following 
Stylish iiVi-. its, im.l the WONDERFULLY LOW PUICK8 ul iilmti tli.y are 
offered: 

inn pieces Sanguller Suiting, regular price $1 per yard, offered al I0O, 
100 pieces extra heavy nil »ool Diagonal rennlur price 76c. per no. I, offered 

ul 85c. 
100 pieces Lupin's best quality colored Cashmere, regular price ti i~' per 

yard, offered at GSc. 
SO pieces French Surah, in nil shades, regular price Jt.i'i, offered al 75c, per 

yard. 
50 pieces French Bison Cloth, regular price fl.60, offered ill 75C. per yard. 
50 pieces Jersey Cloth, all shades, regular price 11.25, will lie offered al 50c. 

per yard. 

60 Pieces Scotch Cheviot, in all shades, regular price R.75 per yard, will lie 

olle ri'd til 'Jiv. 
We^-Our entire stock of Embroidered Kubes will he closed out on the same 

terms— HALE I'ltlCE. 



SILKS! SILKS! 

MARVELOUS BARGAINS! 

50 pieces Dlack Rhadzimir, warranted pure silk, regular price 11.26, offered 
al liOc. a yard. 

SO pieces Black Rhadzimir, regular price M.50, will ho Offered at 75c. a 

yard. 
50 pieces Extra-heavy Black Rhadzimir, regular price fci, will be offered at 

?1 a yard. 
50 pieces Black Gros Grain Silk, regular price $1.50, will he offered nt 76c. a 

yard. 
20 pieces Two-toned Brocaded Satin, regular price S6.50 a yard, offered at 

$2.50 a yard. 
100 pieces Colored Brocaded Velvet, regular price ?:', will be offered at 11.50 

a yard. 



-AH of which will be found exactly as represented, and fully as- 
cheap as advertised. 

All purchases delivered free of charge in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 
Country orders promptly and carefully executed, and full lino of sam- 
ples forwarded upon receipt of application. 

J. J. ^)'BRIEN & CO., 

MURPHY BUILDING, 

Corner of Market and Jones Streets. 

January 16. 



»^ OYSTERS, 

California Market. 



At MAYES', 



Entrance on California Street. 



J. TOMPKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 
Bet First and Second, San Francisco. «n<i Block from Palace Hotel, 



Carriages and Calls at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery ami Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the mouth, Venicles of every 
description ai reduced rates. 
Telephone No. 153. Dec. 19. 



S. L. Jones. 



E. D. Jones. 



S. L, JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. [January 9.] 

JOSEPH GILLOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Qold Medal, Paris, 1878, 
Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the United States, MR. HENRY 
HOE, 91 John Street, N. Y. Jan. 5. 




fJ?-&U>. 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16. 1886. 



Real Estate Transactions. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, tor the 
Week ending January 12, 1886. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency, 401 California Street, 8. F. 



Tuesday, January 5th. 



GRANTOR AND GRAXTHE. 



L'l Hill Cem Assa to H Son n tag 

James D Galloway to F Lasell. . 

Edouard Gcnty to Isidore Merle 

O F Von Rhein et alto MJoy.. 

Oliver H Baker to Jno C O'Brien 
J Stillman to Cal Schl Mec Arts 

Sainl L Thcller to Edwd Fallon 

Angelina Metzgerto SNlcbolls. 

Thos A Dorland to J M Delaney 

Isaae Wormser to Jno Ballard . 

M Vulicevich to J T Fleming . . 

Same to Samo 

J T Fleming to A Domeniconi.. 
A Steinmauu to Jas Gallagher. . 



DESCRIPTION. 



Lot No 2,550, ne cor Mt Vernon ave 
and Lythe Path 

S Broadwav, 224:6 w Taylor, w 23:6 x 
60— 50- vara 839 

E Dupont, 120 s Vallejo, s 17:6x57:6— 
50- vara 6yi 

N Haves, 165 e Fillmore, e 27:6x137:6 
— W Addn 300 

Lot 6, blk L, R R Hd Assn 

All property, etc., under the James 
Lick trust 

Sw Taylor and Vallejo, s 137:6x137:6 
— 50- vara $10 

E Pierce. 100 n Sutter, n 37:6x110, be- 
ing in W Addn378 

Nw Church and Hancock, n 123x100 
— M B 93 

S California, 87:6 w Sansome, e 25:4 x 
8 80 

E Taylor. 60 n Fillbert, n 40x68:3— 50- 
vara 448 

Same 

Same 

E Howard, 350 s 14th, s 30x125, beiug 
in M B33 



* 434 


1,260 


7,000 


10 
5 


1 


10 


2,400 


2,100 


6 


5 
2,800 
3,875 



Wednesday, January 6th. 



John Robertson to E Robertson 
John Bush *fe wf to Lizzie Bush 
J Holbrook to Harriet Sherman 

J O'Connell to Margt O'Conncli 

Geo Tait to Jennie Arnott 

Peter Cordes to Jacob H Eibeu. 
John Hannau to Cath Haunau 
Hugh Whittel to C D Vincent 
V Le Roy to R de Tocqueville 

J Ecles & wf to Geo Van Doreu 

Hubert Bancroft to M Bancroft. 

W W Thompson to A Wardwell. 

Kate White et al to A Bunster. . 

Arthur Buuster to J C Mulligau 
Margaretha Koch to E E Cook. . 

Edwd C Cook to R 8 Williams. . 



W sth av, 250 u Sth street, n 25x120— 
O L 276 

E Hyde, 48 s Vallejo, s 24x93:6, being 
in50-vara 12y0 

W Buchanan, 76:6 s Jackson, s 25:6 x 
SO : lots 2310 to 2314, 2342, 2343, Gift 
Map No 4 

W 8th ave, 240 e M street, e 120x100: 
lot 112, blk 140- Central J?k Hd Asu. 

W Shotwell, 125 s 17th, s 24x122:0, be- 
ing in M B 59 

E Church, 114 s 25th, s 27:6x101:10—11 
Addn 131 

Sw 23rd ave and Clement st, w 132:6 
x 100— L 205 

N Greenwich, 137:6 w Devisadero, w 
25 X 137:6 

All Real and Personal Property be- 
longing to party of the first part 
iu Califoruiaor elsewhere 

E Mission, 185 s 21st, s 32x122:6, being 
iu M-B64 

Se Van Ness ave and Sutter st, s 63:10 
X109— W Addn58 

E Shotwell, 80 n 26, n 25x90, being in 
M Block 181 

S Liberty, 15o w Sanchez, w 50x114— 
M B 10S 

Same 

W Broderick, 25 n Hayes, a 25x112:6 
— W Addu517 

Same 



Gift 

Gift 

5 

Gift 

750 

500 

Gift 

5 

100 
4,000 
Gift 

800 

580 
2,000 

1.300 
1,300 



Thursday, January 7th. 



S C Bigelow to Cath McCanu.. 



Cyrus Sargent to S W -Mien .... 
Jas Bolton to Martin Kuechler. 



City & Co to Mary J Gavin. 



S cor 10th aud Harrison, sw 55x12:)— 

M B 45 

W Mason, 20 n Union, n 20x60 

N Greenwich, 137:6 w Jones, w 68:9 x 

137:6— 5tl-vara 48.5 

Sw Broderick aud Beach, w 77:6x137, 

\V Addu 577 

Hib Sv & Ln Soc to M Handy. . . Ne 2nd, 30 se Frederick, se 25x80—100- 

| vara 93 

Lucleu Haudv to Same 'Same 

Wm Buuker to H W Hutchinson N California. 175 w dough, w 25x127, 

W Addu 161 

Geo Brown & wf to John Peck. E Broderick, 95 s Golden Gate ave, s 

I 42:6x137:6— W Addn 161 

Helen W Hutchinson to C Moses N California, 12»w Gough, w 12-6 x 

I 127:8— W A161 

Lots 3 aud 4, blk 7, Mission and 30th 

StExHd Union 

Sw Church and 22nd, s 55x100, beiug 

in H Addu 84 

Se Dolores st and Clinton Park, e 

X 75— M B 25 . 

E Devisadero, 62:6 s Bush, s 25x120— 

W Addn 458 

W Le Roy Place, 137:6 n Sacramento, 

n 23 :6xJ7:6— 50-vara 1131 aud 1132. . . 
Sw ;>th, 140 se Folsom, se '25x75, being 

iu 100-varal92 

Sw Creek Lane and Folsom street, s 

30x100— M B 19 .... 
Nw Ellis anil Gough, w 137:6x120, be 

ing in W A 154 



Wm L Walker to Fredk W Bell. 
Annie Brown to W B Reynolds. 

L Gottig to Esther M Stacey 

Isaac Eliasser to Fredk T Barss . 
Robt Day to James Wheelaud. . 
Jno P Jourdan to V B Masson. . 

A Borel to Geo Shafer 

Wendell Easton to N D Rideout 



1 
2,000 

2,000 
Gift 

5 
1,500 

5 

6 

1,250 

4,600 

10 

2,100 

5 
2,600 
20,000 



Friday, January Sth. 



Wm L Booker to Eliza T Grosh 

Theo R Fiuley to Wm L Booker 

Jno McKlnuel to Chas Healey . . 

Henry Casebolt to D Dezlrello. . 

Henry Bishop to Sarah Bishop 
Lester L Robinson to Eliz Seger 

Jane P Williams to Jos Fassler 



E Scott, 137:6 u Post, n 25x87:6, being 
iu W Addu 129 

N Post, 62:6 e Scott, e 25x87:6, being 
in W A 429 

Lot 3, blk 53, Excelsior Homestead 
Association 

S Union, 244:9 e Laguna, e 44:9x137:6 
— WA190 

Lots 3, 4, 5, 8, blk 7, Fairmount tract. 

Nw 15th and Landers, w 25x110, be- 
ing in M B82 

Lots 7 to 9, 12 to 14, blk 3, West End 
Map No 1 



S1.650 

1,650 

800 

2,675 
35 

1,025 

10 



Saturday, January 9th. 



GRANTOR AND GRANTEE. 



Jos G Brackett to Annie Theller 

Patk Healey to G C Schwarz . . . 

T A Dorland to J Deckenbach. . 

Wm Sherman to I G Wickerham 

I G Wickersham to Chas Martin 
Timothy Quirk & wf to T Byrne 

Kate Bradford to B O'Brien ... 
Sanford E Taylor to S J Taylor- 
Sumner Taylor to Sarah Taylor. 
Edwd McDcvitt to C McDevitt. 

Francis Horan toM Kavanagh. 

Thos A Dorland to R W Gray. . . 

Same to Thos Elam 

Chas Camden to Bernard Dryer 



DESCRIPTION. 



N Pacific ave, 68:9 e Laguna, e 68:9 x 
127:8— W A 193 

Ne Valencia aud 23rd, n 30x75 : sub 
ject to a mortgage 

S 18th, 35 e Sanchez, e 25x100, beiug 
inM B90 

Lots 5, 6 blk 401 ; lot 6, blk 237 : lot 
12, blk 274, S S F Hd & R R Assn. 

Lot 6, blk 401, S S F Hd & R R Assn . 

E Capp, tio s 24th, s 79x15 ; subject to 
2 mortgages to the Ger Sv & Ln Sc. 

Lots 10 and 11, block 52, R K Ave 
Hd Assu 

N Post, 27:6 e Devisadero, e20, n 87:6, 
e 20, u 25, w 40, s 110 to beg 

N Post, 47:6 e Devisadero, e 20x110— 
W Addn 457 

Ne cor 50-vara lot 378, s 37:0, w 25:3, n 
17:6, w 9:6, n 20, e 34:9 to beg ; s of 
Union, 176 e Kearny, e 20x57 : w of 
Vincent, 97 n Green, u 40x57:6 

N Fulton, 137:6 w Fillmore, w 60. u 
114:6, e32:6, s 10, e 17:6, s 137 :6 to be- 
ginning— W Addu 365 

N 19th, 260 w Church, w 50x114, being 
in MB 93 



N 19th. 235 w Church, w 25x114, beiug 
■'- M B 93 



Lot 10, blk O, Eureka Hd Assn. 



PRICE 



} 10 

4,400 

1,850 

2,200 
300 

18,000 

5 

400 

Gift 



5 
600 



350 
1,700 



Monday, January 11th. 



Louis Taussig to Mary T Driscol 

Isaac A Moody to Jno Mideck. . 

Same et al to Same 

Adele S Garcin to RDrummond 

Edwd J Le Breton to B Ottoboni 

Harvey W Rice to S Alexander 
Annie W Dexter to A Chabot . 



Henry W Darrow to E A DarrowjW Devisadero, 30 n Page, u 25x107:6 

W Addu 517 $1,400 

Richd P Tenney to Margt White Lot 11, blk 8, Flint Tract Homestead 

I Association 300 

J Griffin & wf to D Douehy & wf ,E Boyee st, 450 n Pt Lobos ave, u 25x 

120— W Addn 642 675 

Geo Grant to M C Duffy & wf . . . N Oak, 150 e Devisadero, e 50x78:9— 

W Addu 445 1,650 

Nw M of lot 156, blk 98, Central Park 

Hd Assn 600 

S Jackson, 221 w Powell, w 7x130— 50- 
vara 172 1 

S Jackson, 199 w Powell, w 22x130— 

50-vara 172 3,225 

E 1st ave, 205 n 16th street, n 40x84— 

MB35 5 

Lot 11, blk 26, West End Map No 1. . . 1,000 
Nw Bluxome, 175 ne 5th, ue 73x110 — 

S B block 13 Grant 

Uud % s Pacific, 80 w Drumm, w 58:6 
x 120; s Commercial, 175 c Drumm, 

e50x59:9 5,000 

Same . . : 5,000 

Same 5,000 

Same 5 

S Pacific, 80 w Drumm, w 57:6x120 . 14,000 



Henry S Dexter to Same 

Stanley W Dexter to Same 

Annie W Dexter to Same 

Autoiue Chabot to Elizth Noye 



Tuesday, January 12th. 



Sarah Geary et al to J Jennings 
T Bouglet to Celestine Bonglet 

Danl Jones Jr to Jno A Jones. .. 

A Von Amnion to E F Preston. . 

Henry H Allen to Nancy J Holt 

Annie E Chapman to V Moore. . 
Jos CumerfordtoT Stevenson. 

Svgs A Ln Soc to Margt IMorris 

Tabitha Belden to J English ... 

Mary H White &. hsbd to Same. 

Jerome English to H S Kahler. 
S K Mouut to Jos Figel 



Lot 3, blk F, It R Hd Assu 

S IlaVL's. 192:6 w Octavia, w 82:6x120 

— \V Addu 209 

S 19th, 125:0 w Guerrero, w 24:6x114— 

II Addu 19 

N Sacramento, S2:6 e Gough, e 70x127 

— W Addu 125 

Se Sacramento and Scott, s 52x81:3 — 

W Addu 125 

Sw Haiglit aud Broderick, w 25x120 
N 28th, 225 e Church, u 100, w 25, n 14 

e 78, sw 116, w 13 to beg 
Nw s: John, 50 sw Dominica, sw 25x 

100; blk 251, o Neil A Haley tract 
E Devisadero, 75 u Fell, n 25x112:6— 

W Addu 446 

N Fell, 100 e Baker, e 25x137:0, being 

in W A 526 

Same - 

N Hayes, 187:6 w Devisadero, w 25 x 

137:6— W Addn 514 



350 

5 

6000 

10 

5 
1.000 

500 

200 

10 

10 
10 



[Established 1868.] 

PIONEER REAL ESTATE AGENCY 

(Successor to W. S. Reynolds!, 
631 California Street, San Francisco, California. 

City and Country Property Bought and Sold on Commission. Makes a 
Specialty of FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES. 

H. W. VAN DER VAART, Manager. Jan. 2. 

SEARCHER OF RECORDS AND EXAMINER OF TITLES 

TO LANDS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, 

G. W. MeKEAND. 
Offices, Southeast Cop. Fourth and Broadway, 

OAKLAND. 

[Established 1863.] 

COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION-GAS SPECIALISTS. 

Positively EX'iRACT TEETH WITHOUT PAIN; 20,000 References; also 
perform all operations in Dentistry. 



Phelan Building— Parlors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 

Entrance 806 Market Street. 



Aug. 22. 



ADD I ~7 r Send six cents for postage and receive free a costly box of 
r n I £— L_ i goods which will help all, of either sex, to more money 
right away than anything else in this world. Fortunes await the workers 
absolutely sure. Terms mailed free. True & Co., Augusta, Maine. Nov. 7. 



.Tan. 16, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



17 



NOTABILIA. 



Prof. Draper, wlin wrote columns ngninst the use of toba< 
clariug that it \\ ;i> ;i poison and shortened life, died in New York a 
tewd&j iO years, A.bout the same time a man in that city, 

who lii- used tobacco since he «.t- it yean old, celebrated his :>iih 
birthday. tN. It.— It doesn't always buppenthat way by q large ma- 
jority.) — N&rristoum Herald. 

P. Ticinius Mena was the first person win* introduced barbers into 
Italy from SU'ily in tlie 4Mth year of tl)6 foundation of the city of 
Etome. Gentlemen who have suffered from this barber's linguistic 
persistence will understand why Tinnius was considered Mena than 
the average Roman cituten, who didn't know that delicious Lunches, 
Ice-creams, Confections, Pastries, etc., ran always be obtained ;it the 
Original " Swain's Bakery/ 1 No. 213 Sutter street, Ban Francisco. 

"See here, young man." Baid a father ay he was dressingfor 
fthiiy h, •• that sort of language won't do, Donl you know it's swear- 
ing? " "Yes, pa, but ma gave me your oollar button to bring toyou 
and I've dropped it and can't find it." " Well, by the— the— er— ha — 
uin- eternal hornspoons that collar button must be found." 

— Christian Chronicle. 

A country exchange describes how a house was entered during the 
night through a hole cut in the door by three masked men who Bed 
at the sight of the man of the house, and adds, "It is believed thai 
they entered with felonious motives." This is ji new name for a saw. 
Bat, nevertheless, James H. Kelly & < !o., Market street, continue to 
sell the Imperishable Paint, which goes three times as far as other 
paints, and is impervious to sun or rain. 

It was a Harvard Sophomore who said the other day, when told 

that a girl had Once taken the highest classical honors of the college: 

■• Oh, well, you know the girls have nothing to do but study. We Fel- 
lows really nave so much else to attend to that we don't nave much 
lime for books! " — Boston Record. 

" What is the origin of motion ? " asks a celebrated preacher. Well, 
there are many origins. A call to come up and have a drink will 
bring men to their feet in a second, and a spider down a girl's back is 
the origin of some of the liveliest motions the world ever saw. But 
if you want to get pure and unadulterated Liquors, in retail quanti- 
ties at wholesale prices, go to Messrs. P. J. Cassin & Co., comer of 
Washington and Battery streets. 

In England many a bright young fellow reads for the bar, and keeps 
chambers at one of the Inns of Court, with hopes of going to Parlia- 
ment. Here it is not necessary to know how to read; if you only 
keep the bar you are in a direct line for political preferment. 

— To-Day . 

" Girls, if you want to discover your future husbaud, place the wish- 
bone of the "turkey above the door. If you have no turkey an old 
buckle will do just as well, drab the first man who enters and jump 
heavily on bis toes. If he swears you haven't got hold of the 
right man, and you had better go to Bradley & Kulofson, the great 
photographers, corner of Geary and Dupont streets, and have your 
picture taken. 

President of the Sewing Circle(newly elected) — "Well, really, now, 
it was a great honor you ladies conferred upon me, and 1 want to 
thank you for your part in it." One of the Members — " Oh, don't 
mention it ; anything to keep that Mrs. Taylor out." — T'ul Bits. 

A trial may last ten weeks and the prisoner's counsel may scour 
the earth for witnesses, but it is not until ten minutes after his client 
is pronounced guilty that his lawyer asks for a new trial on the 
ground of "newly discovered evidence;." Still, White, of No. 014 
Commercial street, continues to sell the most stylish and durable 
Hats to be found in San Francisco. 

"Genius and industry are to win their own rewards," is a very 
poor precept to paste upon the mind of a dexterous burglar who 
spends three hours' time in opening a safe which only contains thir- 
teen old copper cents and au empty gin bottle.— Fall River Advance. 

Ayer's Hair Vigor improves the beauty of the hair and promotes 
its growth. It imparts an attractive appearance, a delightful and 
lasting perfume. While it stimulates the roots, cleanses the scalp, 
and adds elegance to luxuriance, its effects are enduring; and thus it 
proves itself to be the best and cheapest article for toilet use. 

Ridiculous.— Ethel, (who really thinks she must clean some of her 
old gloves this winter, times are so bad.) — "Do you sell kid-re- 
vivers?" Chemist — "Ye — yes, m'm, I think you'll find 'Mrs. Gum- 
mindge's Infant Cordial ' a most excel — " (Confusion.) — Punch. 

Poison-oak cured by Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steele & Co., 035 Market street. 

Haskins— I don't think much of Dr. Argue's school of medicine. 
He doesn't seem to have any luck in curing people. Robb— No, and 
that's not the worst of it. I heard him admit to Dr. Henderson that 
he couldn't cure a ham. —Tid Bits. 

Ayer's Sarsaparilla is the most potent blood purifier, and a fount- 
ain of health and strength. Be wise in time. All baneful infections 
are promptly removed oy this unequaled alterative. 

".Have you voted?" "Yes." "And you didn't get your head 
broken?" "Not I! Why do you ask such a question?" "Because 
I hear there are a great many polls open on election day." 

— Boston Budget. 

J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trade mark — star within a shield. 

Canon Farrar came to thi< country for arestanl took away $26, 
000. He will take the rest on his next visit. —Philadelphia Call. 



CALIFORNIA 

Artificial Stone Paving Company 

(SCHILLINGER'S PATENT.) 

Fur SHewsIks, Garden Hulks, Cmtton, offices, Curing) Drira, siahle and 

Cellar Floors, kilrhens, ett. 

ttt~ The Courts here and in the But have decided that Artlflolal tttone 
Pavements, with plastic concrete, and In detached blocks, are infrlnae- 
incuts of the SchlluiiKer Patent; mid also tlmi when the plastic mate 
blocked on with a trowel and cut through far euough to control the crack- 
ing caused by shrinkage, thai Mich pavement Is in law the same as If laid 
in detached blocks, and is an Infringement of the patent All proportj 

owners having such pavements laid wlthuiit the license bl thoabov m- 

puny will be prosecuted. 

0FFICE^t04 MONTGOMERY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. 
M. LYNCH, ALBERT 11. REICHJUNQ, Li. GOODMAN, 

President. Secretary. Manager. 

AMERICAN EXCHANGE HOTEL, 

SANS0ME STREET, COR. HALLECK, SAN FRANCISCO. 

£a%T- Tills hotel is ill the very center of the business portion of the city, 
and has been renovated and newly furnished throughout. The traveling 
public will find this to be the most convenient us well us the most comfort- 
able and respectable hotel in the city. TABLE FIRST-CLASS. Board and 
Room-^1, $1.25 and $1.50 per day x Nice Single Rooms.per night, 50 Cents. 



Hot and Cold Baths Fr 
[Nov. 21.] 



Free Coach to mid from the Hotel. 

MONTGOMERY BKOS., Proprietors. 



STEIMVAY & SOUS, > 
K1UOT & BACH, ) 



PIANOS 



i-iasr ui;i,i:i: and 

C. BOKMSCU. 



M. GRAY, 206 Post Street, San Francisco. 

August 1. 

~ EDWIN W. JOY, 
IMPORTING, MANUFACTURING and DISPENSING CHEMIST, 

NO. 852 MARKET STREET, 
Junction of Market, Fourth, Stockton and Ellis Streets, San Francisco. 

THIS STOKE IS OPEN ALL NIGHT. Aug. 15. 



WALTER BAKER & CO'S 
CHOCOLATE I 

Uas lirnilrj 
rMIOIRIE ZPIRIZIES J^ISTID IPIRIEIIVIIITTIMIS 

THAN ANY BRAND IN THE WORLD I 
May 16. 

MOUNT VERNON COMPANY, BALTIMORE. 

The undersigned having been appointed AGENTS FOK THE PACIFIC 

COAST for the sale of the manufactures of above company, have now in store: 

Sail Duck — all Numbers; 

Hydraulic — all Numbers: 

Draper and Wagon Duck, 

From 30 to 120 Inches Wide, and a Complete Assortment of All Qualities 

28^2-Inch DUCK, from 7 039. to 15 ozs., inclusive. 

MURPHY, GRANT & CO. 

COKE CHEAPEST FUEI^-REDUCTION IN PRICE! 

Wholesale Price. .50 Cts. pek Bbl. | Retail Price...- — 60 Cts. peb Bbl. 
at the works of the 
san francisco gaslight company, 

[Jan. 12.] Howard and First Streets and Foot of Second Street. 

DR. RICORD'S RESTORATIVE PILLS. 

Buy None but the Genuine— A Specific for Exhausted Vitality, Physical 
Debility, Wasted Forces, etc.— Approved by the Academy of Medicine, 
Paris, and the Medical Celebrities. Agents for California and the Pacific 
States, J. G. STEELE ifc CO., 635 Market street, (Palace Hotel), Sun Francisco. 
Sent by mail or express anywhere. PRICES REDUCED. Box of 50, $1 25; 
of 100, $2; of 200, $3 50; of 600, $6. Preparatory Pills, $2. 

Send for Circular. ___^__ 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY, 

No. SIO Sansome Street, : : San Francisco 
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FURS. 

SELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street, : : San Francisco 

Gold and Silver Refinery and Assay Office. 
£jsjr- Manufacturers of Bluestone, Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Shot and 
The "Standard" Machine-Loaded Shotaun Cartridges, under the 
Chamber/in Patents. 






"S 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 16. 1886. 



SAMOA. 
Among all the numerous, valuable and 
delightful islands that exist between this port 
and the Australian continent, perhaps 
(he only ones that nre valuable to this 
country are the group known as Samoa. 
The group consists of seven islands which 
are fertile in the extreme, and stand right in 
the track of the steamers which sail hence to 
Australia. They pass between them through 
a channel about fourteen miles wide, the 
island of Savaii being on one side and that of 
Tutuila on the Other. The latter lias a harbor 
most conveniently situated, that lias hardly a 
superior in the world. It is entered between 
two high jieaks on either side that cannot be 
mistaken by the mariner. The entrance once 
passed a sheet (if water is presented that is 
like an inland lake. It is deep enough to 
float the largest vessel up to its very shores. 
One of our Australian steamers might lay 
close to its banks, and lie loaded with oranges 
from trees that grow right down to the 
water's edge. This harbor is called Pango- 
Pango. Some twelve years ago the News 
Lbtteb gave admirable engravings of it, taken 
from several points, and these were copied 
into German and English illustrated journals. 
It was then made apparent how valuable the 
islands were, and how suitable the harbor of 
Pango-Pango was for a coaling station for 
United States vessels. We did our best to 
have it secured for that purpose. At our in- 
stance. Commander Meade was sent with the 
NaiTagansett to sec about the matter. Un- 
fortunately he fell in with adventurers, and 
was wrongfully advised. He made a treaty 
with a chief who had no power to make it, 
and he paid for our right to use the harbor 
with muskets and ammunition that were im- 
mediately used in a tribal war, in which the 
chief with whom he had dealt fell, and so our 
negotiations came to an untimely end. At 
Upolo, another and the best known of the 
islands, there was a considerable white settle- 
ment, at which the English were the most 
numerous, the Germans the most financially 
prosperous, with Americans lagging a long 
way behind. There were there consuls of 
these respective nations. For a time the 
Steiuberger episode interfered with things, 
but that fillibuster being removed with the 
consent of all parties, and by the aid of a 
British sloop-of-war, the native king was 
acknowdedged, and a counsel of advice was 
established, consisting of the consuls of the 
three nations named. This arrangement was 
informally indorsed ami approved by Ger- 
many. Great Britain and the United States, 
and has been continued in operation with 
more or less satisfaction for the last eight or 
nine years. The amount of land claimed and 
occupied by Messrs. Goddefroy of Hamburg, 
and managed by the German consul, Mr. 
Webber, has always been a bone of contention 
that has more than once threatened to break 
out into open warfare. That land chum is re- 
pudiated by the native king and by the British 
consul, the Rev. Dr. Turner, who was born 
upon the islands, and as a loyal and devoted 
Samoan, and a trusted and beloved mission- 
ary, is a power who may not be ignored. The 
American consul is so often changed, and 
knows SO little of Samoan affairs and tradi- 
tions, that he is only valuable as a make- 
weight to the side to which he leans. In fchia 
condition of affairs Mr. Webber has suc- 
ceeded in inducing a German ship-of-war to 
interfere, but we think his action will be re- 
mdiated, and that the original rule of the 
cine and the three consuls will be resumed. 
Ii the advice of the News Letter had been 
taken the Samoan group would have been, for 
commercial purposes, American twelve years 
ago. 



E 



Oceanic Steamship Company, 

Carrying United States, Hawaiian aiid Colonial 
Mails. 

Will leave the Company's Wharf, corner Steuart 
and Harrison streets, for 

HONOLULU, AUCKLAND and SYDNEY, 

Without Change. 
The Splendid New 3,000 ton Iron Steamer 

Mararoa January 16th, at 2 p. m. 

Or immediately on the arrival of the English 

Mails. 

FOR HONOLULU: 

Steamer St. Paul January 30th 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Mar- 
ket street. 

JOHN D. SPRECKELS & BROS., 
[Jan. 9.] General Agents. 



VINDICATED BY WORKINGMEN. 

The " Examiner" has, for the past week or 
so, devoted a considerable portion of its space 
each day to a continuous attack upon the firm 
ot, P. F". Nolan & Sons, manufacturers of and 
dealers in, boots and shoes. The attack has 
been conducted under the guise of opposition 
to Chinese labor, a pretense winch is com- 
monly used to cover up sinister motives. The 
malicious purpose of the attack has been self- 
evident all through it, and no one who is not 
altogether devoid of common sense could fad 
to discern behind it the inspiring influence of 
jealous trade rivals. 

To accuse Messrs. Nolan & Sons of being 
patrons of Chinese cheap labor is so absurdly 
untruthful, that no one nut a fool or a knave 
would be guilty of it. The facts speak for 
themselves in contradiction of the mendacity. 
The Shoemakers' White Labor League, an 
organization composed of working shoe- 
makers, which is bitterly opposed to Chinese 
labor, and which is necessarily in a position to 
know whereof it speaks, has averred by reso- 
lution that Messrs. Nolan & Sons give em- 
ployment in their factory to two hundred and 
fourteen hands, of which fifty-five are girls, 
and that, to the certain knowledge of the 
members of the said League, nothing but 
white labor has been employed in that factory 
since its establishment. This organization 
also avers by resolution, that the firm in ques- 
tion has done more to advance the interests of 
white labor than any other manufacturers on 
the Pacific ('oast. Statements of this kind, 
coming as they do from the lips of those who 
are personally interested in avoiding compe- 
tition with Chinese labor, must carry con- 
viction to every reader. 



OBITUARY. 

Ex-Judge Dwinelle. — This well-known citi- 
zen and distinguished lawyer died suddenly 
at his residence, No. 542 Turk street, on Tues- 
day morning last. The deceased gentleman 
was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., in 1822, and 
was consequently in the sixty-fourth year of 
his age. Originally he learned the printer's 
trade, and Vicing a man of great intellectual 
powers, he naturally drifted from the com- 

Eosing to the editorial room. Subsequently 
e studied law, and was admitted to practice. 
In 1850 he came to California, and after a brief 
stay at the mines of Tuolumne county, he 
came to San Francisco, and settled down to 
the practice of his profession. His home has 
been here ever since, and at one time he was a 
partner of Col. E. D. Baker. In 1865 he was 
elected Judge of the Fifteenth District Court, 
and continued to preside over that tribunal 
until it was abolished by the present Consti- 
tution in 1879. The' deceased gentleman 
ranked as a first-class lawyer, an upright 
Judge and an affable, honorable gentleman. 
His death is universally regretted in the com- 
munity in which the greater portion of his 
mature life was spent. 

Mr. "W. A. Cornwall.— This gentleman died 
at his home in this city on Tuesday last. He 
was born in New York' some sixty years ago, 
and came to this coast early in life. He was 
one of the first lawyers admitted to practice 
at the Bar of this State, and, in the early days, 
contributed much to the columns of the press. 
He left behind him a wife and two children; 
also a brother, a resident of New York, who 
is said to be in very opulent circumstances. 



Pacific Coast Steamship Company, 

Steamers of this Companv will sail from 
BROADWAY WHARF as follows: THE STEAM- 
ERS MEXICO AND QUEEN OP THE PACIFIC. 

Foil VICTORIA, B. C, and PUGET SOUND 
Pouts— 10 a. m. 

JAN. 21st, 29th, FEB. 6th, 14th, 22d, 
MARCH 2d, 10th and every eighth day thereaf- 
ter. The first steamer of the month connects at 
Port Townsend with Steamer IDAHO for Alaska. 

For PORTLAND, OREGON, Lu connection with 
the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every five days. 

FOR SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY, San 
Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obis- 
po, Gaviota, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hue- 
neme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San 1' bgo: 
About every second day; excepting San Diego, 
every fifth day a. m. 

For EUREKA, ARCATA and HOOKTON, Hum- 
boldt Bay: Every Wednesday, at 9 o'clock. 

For POINT AR"ENA, MENDOCINO, etc: Ev- 
ery Monday, at 3 p. M. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, 
Near Pine. 

GOODALL, PERKINS & CO., Geu'l Agents, 

[Jan. 9.J No. 10 Market street. 



South Pacific Coast Railroad, 



Passenger Trains Leave Station Foot of Market 
Street, South Side at: 

8-QO a. M. daily — Alvarado, Newark, Centre- 
.CJW vl u e Alviwi, Sauta Clara, SAN JOSE, 
Los Gatos, Wright's, Glenwood, Felton, BigTrees, 
BOULDER CREEK, SANTA CRUZ and all Way 
Stations. 

O-OA p. m. (except Sunday), Express— Mt, 
^ 'OW Eden, Alvsrado, Newark. Centreville, 
Alviso, Agaew's, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, t.o.s 
Gatos, and all Stations to Jioulder Creek and 
SANTA CRUZ. 

A • Q C) *■ »• daily— for SAN JOSE, Los Gatos 

" .Ow and intermediate points. 

A -OO A - M " ever >' Sunday— Hunters' Train to 

^ • y *J*~ ' San Jose, stopping atall Way Stations. 

$E3 EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and 
° BOULDER CREEK, and $2.50 to SAN 
JOSE on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, to return 
on MONDAY, inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA CLARA and SAN JOSE and re- 
turn. Sundays ouly. 

All through trains couneet at Felton for Boulder 
Creek aud points on Felton and Pescadero railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA. 

jfi :00 — }f> :30— $7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :00 — 8 :30 — 9 :00— 9 :30— 
10:00— 10:30— ll'.OO— 11:30 A. M. iri2:00— 12:30— 111:00— 
1 :30— 1T2'.00— 2 :30— 3 :00— 3 :30— 1 :00— 1 .30— 5 :00— 5 :30— 
6:00—6:30—7:00—7:30—8:30—9:30—10:45—11:45 p. M. 

From FOURTEENTH and WEBSTER STREETS, 
OAKLAND: $5:30 — }«:00 — {6:30— 7:00— 7:30-8:00— 
8:30 — 9:00 — 9:30— 10:00— 10:30— 1111:00-11:30 A. M. 
iri2:03— 12:30 — 1T1:00 — 1 30 — 2:00— 2:30— 3:00— 3:30— 
4 .00— 4 :30 — 5 :00— 5 :30— 6 :00— 6 :30 —7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :30— 
9:30—10:45—11:45 p. K. 

From HIGH STREET, ALAMEDA: $5:16— 55:46— 
{6 :1C1 — 6 .46—7 :1<> — 7 :46— 8 :16— 8 :46— 9 :16— 9 :46— 10 :1G— 
1110:46— 11:16— 1111:46 A. M. 12:16— 1T12:46— 1:16— 1:46 
— 2 :16 — 2 :46 —3 :16— 3 :46— 1 :16— i :46— 5 :16— 5 :46 — 6 :16 
—6 :46— 7 :16— 9 :16— 10 :31— 11 :31 p. M. 

{Sundays excepted. TfSundays only. 

Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 222 
MONTGOMERY ST., San Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 

W. T. FITZGERALD, G. F. and P. Act. 

Pacific Mail Steamship Company, 

The Company's Steamers will sail 

For New York and Panama: 

1S86 

At 10 o'clock A. M., 
Taking Freight and Passengers for 
MAZATLAN, CHAMPERICO, 

SAN BLAS, SAN JOSE DE GUATE- 

MANZANILLO, MALA 

ACAPUI.ro, LA LIBERTAD, 

and via ACAPULCO for other Mexican and Cen- 
tral American Ports. 

£%&- Tickets to and from Europe, by any line, 
fnr sale at the lowest rates; also lor Havana and 
all West Indian Ports. 

For Hongkong via Yokohama: 

City of Rio de Janeiro January 19, 1886 

City of New york February 9, 1SS6 

At 2 o'clock p. m. 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohoma and return at 

reduced rates. 

SPECIAL NOTICE— Steamship ZEALANDIA, 
for HONOLULU and SYDNEY direct, will sail 
January 27th, at 2 p. m., taking freight aud passen- 
gers, 

N. B.— This steamer does not call at Auckland, 
New Zealand. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the Office, cor- 
ner Firstaud Branuan streets. 

[Jan. 16.] WILLIA MS, DIM O ND & CO., A gents. 

Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 

Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND BRAN- 
NAN STREETS, at 2 o'clock p. in., for YOKO- 
HAMA AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yoko- 
hama with Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

Steamer. — 1886. — From San Francisco. 

Gaelic. Saturday, January 30th 

Beloic ... Saturday, February 20th 

San Pablo Saturday, March IStta 

Oceanic Saturday, April 3d 

Gaelic Thursday, April 22d 

Belgic Tuesday, May nth 

San Pablo Tuesday, June 1st 

Oceanic Tuesday, J one 22d 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohama and Return at 
Reduced Rates. 

Cabin Plans onexhihition aud Passenger Tickets 
for sale atC. P. R. R. Co.'s General Office, Room 74, 
Corner Fourth and Townsend streets. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight 
Agent, at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street. Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Ageut. 
LELAND STANFORD, President. Dec. 12. 



Jan, 16, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA A DVERTISER. 




BROAD GUAOE. 

COMMENCING >i Slav. J\M\i;v s, :-'■. and 
mini further notice, Boats and i ruins \\ ill leave 
fr,,m ami arrive at Sao fassenger 

Depots, MAHKET-STKKET WU u;F. as follows: 



l.i:u 


Destination, 


ARKIVl 


%* Bunday, 


Petal ama 
Santa 1 
Fultou 
Windsor, 

Dealdsburg, 

Cloverd&le 

and 

Wav Stations. 


Sundays] J£* k 


7:45 A.M.| 

|S:00a. m. 
3:30p.M.: 


-XI A. U, 
6:10 P. M.l 

6 :05 P. M. 



7 : 1*»A. m.,S:00a. m, ■ iiii-r neville. 10:10 i'. M.|'i:05 P.M. 

Stages oonneel al Santa Rosa for Sabastapol and 
Mark Wesl Springs. At Clair vi lie for Skaggs 
Springs, and ai Cloverdale for Highland 
FCelseyvllle, Soda Bay, Lakeport, Bartlett Springs, 
Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes. (Jkiah, Eureka, Na- 
varro Ridge, nendooino City and the Geysers. 

EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to 'Mon- 
days, to ivmluma. $i 75; to Santa Rosa, $3; to 
Healdsburg, M: to Cloverdale, $5. 



EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
Tn I'rniliiinu, |] BO; to Santa Rosa.fi; to Healds- 
burg, $:>: to Cloverdale, $4 50; to Guemeville, $3. 



From San Francisco for Point Tiburon and San 
Rafael. Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:15 a. m., 3:30 p. m., 
5:00 p. m.,G:10* p. m.; Sundays: 8:00 a. m., 10:15 a. m., 
1:00 v. m., 5*0 P. m. 

T" San Francisco from San Rafael, Week Days— 
tV::u a. «., 8:00 A. m., 10:80 a. m.. 3:40 p.m., 5:05 p. m.; 
Sundays: 8:10 a. m., 11:30 A. M., 3:00 P.M., 5:00 P. X. 

To San Francisco from Poiut Tiburon, Week Days— 
7:00 a. M., 8:20 A. M., 10:55 a. m.. 4:05 P. M., 5:30 P. X. : 
Sundays: 8:3b A. M., 11:55 a. be., 3:2-5 P. X., 5:30 



♦There will be no G:10 p. 
Cisco on Saturdays. 



M. boat from San Fran- 



H. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 
Montgomery Street. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. R. 



Steamer JAMES M. DONAHl"E Leaves San Fran- 
cisco and Connects with Trains at SOMOMA 
LANDING, as follows: 

4'C^r\ p.m.. Daily (Sundays excepted), from 
• \J**J WASHINGTON-STREET-WHARF, for 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. 

Sunday Excursions. 

8.QO A. M. (Sundays only), from WASHING- 
.^KJ TON-STKEET-WHAKF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. Round- 
Trip Tickets: To Sonoma, $1.00: Glen Ellen, $1.50. 



"Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 
Montgomery Street. 

H. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Act. 



A MASTER HAND. 

He held a hand — how can I tell 

How it with rapture thrilled him through? 

Yet 'twas not hand of fairy belle, 

Nor one whose touch fell .soft as dew. 

It was a hand — how dare I write 
In rhyming strain of the weird spell 
It threw o'er him, who held it tight, 
As though to lose it rang his knell. 

It thrilled him as I heretofore 
Have sought to duly tell with care, 
At every tubercle and pore. 
E'en to the rootlets of his hair. 

And yet 'twas not the hand of love 
Whose lily fingers clasped his own, 
Nor was it one in tiny glove 
That oft around his neck was thrown. 

'Twas just a hand— yes, it must out, 
For e'en through me the hot blood races — 
That called for ante, pile and pot — 
It was a mighty hand of aces. 

—Texas Si f tings. 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC SYSTEM. 

Trains Lonve, and are Due to Arrive at 
SAN FRANCISCO: 



LEAVE* 

(for) ) 


From Jan. 10, 1886. 


ARRIVE 

(from) 


BtWA. 


i and Napft 


«10 ioa. 


• 1:00 1'. 


" 


6.-40 p. 


8:00 i. 


.Colfai 


1" r. 


BlOO A. 


Delta, Redding and rortlun,! 
Gait via Haranez 


0:10 ]■. 


'.: 


ii m | 


S:00a. 


. lone via Llvermore 


5:40 i'. 


1:00 p. 


.. Knight's Landing 


10:10 a. 


•5:00 p. 


. . .LlTerhiore and Pleasanton 


•8 i" (. 












•7:1(1 p. 


8:80 p. 


(Mojave, Deming,] Express. 


in 11, v 


8:80 p. 


.. (Elfasoand East,) Emigrant. 


10:40 A. 


10:00 a. 


Nil,'- and Qaywards 


3:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


.. (Ogden and East I Express,.... 


11:10 a. 


8:00 p. 


. . \ " " " i Emigrant .. 


11:10 a. 


8:00 a. 


. .. .Red Bluff via Marysvllle 


5:40 p. 


8:00 a. 


. . . -Sacramento via Benlcia. . . . 


G:40p. 


8:30 a. 


via Llvermore*. .. 


. r >:40p. 


3:00 p. 


.... " via Beuicia 


11:10 a. 


4:00 p. 


" - via Beuicia 


10:10 a. 


•4:00 p. 


Sacramento River Steamers.. 


•6:00 A. 


830 a. 


— San Jose 


*3:40p. 


J10:OOa. 


" 


13:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


" 


9:40 a. 


,v:;iia. 


— Stockton via Livermore 


5:40 p. 


•9:30 A. 


.... " via Martinez 


*7:10r. 


•3:30 p. 


— " via Martinez 


•10:40 a. 


•9:30 A. 


. Tulare and Fresuo 


•7:10 p. 



a for Morning. 



p for Afternoon 



From " SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— *6:00, *6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:80, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, *12:00. 

To FR UIT V ALE— *6 :0O, *6:30, *7 :00, *7 :30, *8 :00, »8 :30 
•3:30, *4:00, *4:80, »5:00, »5:30, »6:00, «6:30, 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— *9:30, 6:30, 111:00 
•12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— "6:00, *6:30, 7:00, »7:30, 8:00, ^M, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, J10:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, }12:30, 
1:00, Jl:30, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 0:00, 
6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To BERKELEY— »6:00, *6: 30, 7:00, »7:30, 8:00, »8:30, 
9:00, 19:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, Jll:30, 12:00, 1:00, 
2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 
9:00, 10:00, 11:00, *12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— *6:00, *6:30, 7:00, *7:30 18:00 
•8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11,00, Jl:0O, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, »4:30, 
5:00, «5:30, 6:00, *6:30, 7:00. 




To "SAN FEANCISCO," Daily. 

From FRUIT YALE— *6:23, *6:53, *7:23, *7:53, *S:23, 
•8:53, «9:23, *10:21, *4:23, *4:53, *5:23, *5;58, »6:23, 
•6:53, 7:25, 9:50. 

Froji FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— «5:15, •5:45, 
16:45, 19:15, »3:15. 

From EAST OAKLAND— *5:30, *6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30' 
8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY, Oakland — 7 minutes later 
than from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— •5:22, *5:52,*6:22, 6:52, •7:22,7:52, 
•8:22, 8:52, 9:22, 9:52, 110:22, 10:52, 111:22, 11:52, 
J12:22, 12:52, 11:22, 1:52, 2:52, 3:22, 3:52, 4:22, 4:52, 
5:22, 5:52, 6:22, 6:52, 7:52, 8:52, 9:52, 10:52. 

From BERKELEY— »5:15, *5:45, *6:15, 6:45, »7:15, 
7:45, '8:15, 8:45, 19:15, 9:45, 110:15, 10:45, 111:15, 11:45, 
12:45, 1:45, 2:43, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 
7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45. 

From WEST BERKELEY— *5:45, *6:15, 6:45, *7:15, 
7:45, 8:45, 19:15, 9:45, 10:45, 112:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 
4:45, •5:15, 5:45, *6:15, 6:45, *7:15. 



Creek Route. 
From SAN FRANCISCO— »7:15, 9:15, 11:15, 1:15, 3:15, 

5:15. 
From OAKLAND— *6:15, 8:15, 10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15. 



•Sundays excepted. 1 Sundays only. 



Standard Time furnished by RANDOLPH & CO. 
San Francisco. 



A. N. TOWNE, 

Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



A comedian who recently died at Presburg 
left a proof of his popularity with the fair sex 
in a number of billets doux numbering some 
5,000, 723 medallion lockets, with as many 
locks of hair, 440 portraits, 312 -scarf pins and 
innumerable shirt studs. — Boston Globe. 



" Why, didn't you assassinate him? " "As- 
sassinate him?" repeated the Colonel, with 
intense disgust. " Why, he is not a gentleman 
sir. You don't suppose I would lower myself 
to assassinate a ruffian, do you? '" 

— New York Graphic. 



TIME SCHEDULE. 

Pa&sonffei Trains Leave an, I am 

i ml -t., bet. ::-l and 4th 
1 raucisco: 



6. P. 


COMMENCING OCT. is, 1885. 


ARRIVE 
B, P. 


;-■ wa, 

- 30 i. 
10:40 a. 
•:: 80 v. 

■I :;o p. 
•5:15 r. 


San fttateo, Redwood 


6 J- v. 

9:03 a. 
•10:O2 A. 

fVirj,.. 


S:30a. 
10:40 A. 
•3:80 p. 

4 :30 p. 


[ 11- 
i . Santa Clara, San Jose and . IW0.-02A. 
] ....Principal Way Stations. ' 8:86 r 
I J ' 6:08 p. 


10: 10 a. 
':: SO P. 


1 llllrny, I'.'ijarn i ':,!,. :,l, 1 -[11:1)2 a. 
1 ..Salinas and Monterey II 6:08 p. 


in Id a. 

•3:30 p. 


j . ..Hollister and Tres Piuos. . . j l* 1 "':^ £' 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


i Watsonville, Aptos, Soouel J 1 ,. ne „ 
)(camp Capitola)& Santa Cruz) 1 '■""■ 



10:40 a. H ..Sole dad a nd Way Stations, . ;■ | G :08 P. 

a.— Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

*Sundays excepted. fSundnys only (Sportraau's 
Train.) 

Standard Time furnished by Randolph A Co. 
Sail Fraucisco. 

STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 10:40 
a. m. Train, except PESCADEKO Stages via Son 
Maten and Redwood', which connect with 8:30 a. 
m. Train. 



SPECIAL ROUND-TKIP TICKETS.— At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel and Santa Cruz; 
also to Paraiso and" Paso Robles Springs. 

Excursion Tickets. 

For Sundays only, jSold Sunday Morning; good 
J "*"•»• (for Return same day. 

For Saturdav f Sold Satorday and Sunday 

SnSav audi oul >' ; ^ ood for Return umil fo1 " 
M rt „£V l(1 l lowing Monday, inclusive, at 

the following rates: 



Monday. 



RonndTrip | R 

from San Sjf 
Francisco to- 



Sat to 
Mon 

Tkt. 



San Bruno. . 
Millbrae ... . 
Oak Grove . 
1 Mateo. . 

Belmont 

Redwood ... , 
Fair Oaks. .. 
Menlo Park. 
Mayfield. . ... . 



5-....$ 50 
| 65 

..-.! 90 
75 ! 1 10 

1 00: 1 25 



1 Oil 


1 40 


1 25 


1 50 


1 25 


1 60 


1 25 


1 75 



I Round Trip I ^ Sat to 
| from San ' r j< ht I Mon 
Francisco to 1Jtu I Tkt. 



Mouut'n V'w|$l 50|$2 00 
Lawrences.. 1 50 1 2 2-5 
Santa Clara.. I 1 751 2 50 
San Jose.. .. 1 751 2 50 

Gilrov 2 75 4 00 

Aptos I... .1 5 00 

Soquel I 5 00 

Santa Cruz.. 5 00 

Monterey i I 5 00 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend 
street; Valencia-street Station, and No. <313 Market 
street, Grand Hotel. 
A. C. BASSETT, H. R. JUDAH, 

Superintendent. Asst. Pass. & Tkt. Agt. 



MY WOLVES. 

Three gaunt, grim wolves that hunt for men, 

Three gaunt, grim wolves there be: 

And one is Hunger, and one is Sin, 

And one is Misery. 

I sit and think till my heart is sore, 

While the wolf or the wind keeps shaking the 

door, 
Or peers at his prey through the window-pane 
Till his ravenous eyes burn into my brain. 
And I cry to myself, " If the wolf be Sin, 
lie shall not come in— lie shall not come in ; 
But if the wolf be Hunger or Woe 
He will come to :ill men, whether or no !" 
For out in the twilight, stern and grim, 
A destiny weaves man's life for him, 
As a spider weaves his web for flies; 
And the three grim wolves, Sin, Hunger and 

Woe, 
A man must fight them, whether or no, 
Though oft in the struggle the tighter dies. 
To-night I cry to God for bread, 
To-morroW night I shall be dead; 
For the fancies are strange and scarcely sane, 
That flit like spectres through my brain, 
And I dream of the time, long, long ago, 
When I knew not Sin, Hunger and Woe. 
There are three wolves that hunt for men, 
And I have met the three, 
And one is Hunger, and one is Sin, 
And one is Misery ; 

Three pairs of eyes at the window-pane 
Are burned and branded into my brain, 
Like signal lights at sea. — T. G. Fairfield. 






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Vol. XXXVI. 



SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1886. 



No. 30. 



TABLE OF 

A Promising Enterprise 1". 

Alphabet i'f Advice - 

a great Effort 12 

lira** I 

18 
(.'..nun. -iits on Foreign Affairs 20 
Caving in of Oar City's Foreign 

Commerce 10 

Farewell t<> Huston (poetry) i 

Punlon'fl Voice ...... 2 

Financial News i 

Insurance Items s 

It Makes a Difference 10 

Hag's Letter u 



CONTENTS. 

N tabilia 17 

obituary li 

Pleasure's Wand 6 

Passing Remarks 5 

Real Estate Transactions 16 

Sporting 7 

Society 3 

Scientific and Useful 19 

Shameless Official Neglect 19 

l he Duty which the Public Expect 3 
rhe Sharon Bequest to the Park. .10 

Town frier ...".. 11 

Thistledown [poetry) 19 

World, Flesh and the Devil 8 



OLD BAKS— S9Q line, par. — Refined Silver— 20>£@21J^ # cent. 
discount. Mexican Dollars, 80%(§81)^c. 



Price of Money here, C@10 per cent, per year— bank rate. In the 
Open market, 5i@lJ4[ per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
Security, 4@3 per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 

Exchange on New York, 20@17J^c; on London Bankers, 49 Kd. 
Paris sight, 5.12>£@5.10fr. perdullar. Telegrams on New York, 

■■.'.'iW-'^ijC. 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 23, 1886. 



MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. 

4-pr-ct. Quarterly (cou.). . 123 

Central Pacific K. R. .. 113V£| 114 1 ,; 

California Dry Dock. ... 104^ 

Cal. Irou & Steel, 7-pr-ct. — * 103 

C'nt'aC'sta Water, 5-pr-ct 101% 103V4 

Dupout-Street 50 52 

Market-St. R. R 120% 121 

P'k& O.R.R-,6-p-c.guar.) llii\ 2 120 

Montgomery-Avenue . . 30 34 

Nevada Co. N. G. R. R . — & 

North Pacific Coast R. R. — 95 

N'rth'nPac.R.R.dstmor) 110 112 

N'rth'n Railway of Cala.. 112 113»4 

Oakland Gasl't, o-pr-Ct. .103 — 

Or. K.W. and N., 6-pr-ct.. 109 — 

Pac. Rolling Mills, 6-pr-ct 105 105V 

Pinn'r Wool'n Mills, ti-p-c — 100 

S. Pac. R. R., 6-pr-c ex c 106»4 1071 

Sp'g Valley W.W., 6-pr-ct 122*2 124 

U'n Iron Works, 6-p-c ... 103Vz 106 
LOCAL RAILROAD STOCKS 

Central Pacific 43% 44 

City 65 75 

California-Streec 97M — 

Geary-Street 104)4 — 

North Beach and Mission — 99 

Omnibus 46 47^ 

Presidio — 47 

Sutter-Street 100 115 

WATER STOCKS. 

Contra Costa 76*4 77 

Spring Valley 98 98^8 

INSURANCE STOCKS. 

Anglo-Nevada 26J^ 

California 115 

Commercial 120 

Fireman's Fund I 140 



INSURANCE STOCKS. 

Home Mutual 

Oakland Home. 

State Investment 

Sun 

Union 

Western 

GAS STOCKS. 

Capital.. ... 

Pacific Gas Imp't Co. 
Oakland Gasl't and Heat 
San Francisco 

BANK STOCKS. 

Anglo-Cala., 50 pr ct paid 
Bank of California 
Cala. Safe Deposit & Trust 
1st National Bauk of S. F. 

Grangers' 

L'd'n Paris & Am. (lim.) 
Pacific 

POWDER STOCKS 

Atlantic Dynamite 

Giant 

Safety Nitro 

Vigorlt — 

Vulcan 

MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 

Cala. Artificial Stone P'v 
California Dry Dock 
California Electric Light 
California Wire Works . . 
California Iron and Steel 
Gold & Stock Telegraph 
Hawaiian Commercial. . 
Judson Manufacturing . 
Pacific Rolling Mills. . 
Pioneer Woolen Mills . . . 
Pacific Iron and Nail 



I Bid, 



79 
104 
97 

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55 

52U 

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87 
110 

1011, 
112 
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121 
66 

175 

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51 

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390 
56 



Save for a little activity among the powder stocks, the business of 
the week has been very light. A. Baird. 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 
Our correspondent in Mexico, in his letter of the 12th inst., after 
noting the good effect that our repeated warnings, as published in 
this column, have had, and will have, in placing investors in Mexican 
mines on their guard against the many fraudulent schemes which are 
constantly cropping up, goes on to say that the chief cause of all 
trouble lies in the utterly unworthy class of men who are sent into 
the country to expert properties. These _ men decide on the merits 
and demerits of a mine alter an inspection of an hour, or an hour 
and a half at the outside. Very few of them have any knowledge of 
practical mining, and especially of the proper style of mining pe- 
culiar to the country, and appear only anxious to enjoy their junket- 
ing trip and get back to the United' States, where they write up ex- 
aggerated statements, pro or con, as it may suit their individual in- 
terests. There are rich gold, silver, copper and coal mines in Mex- 
ico, and the bitter experience of many who have invested in these 
enterprises and have lost their money is chiefly due to the mismanage- 
ment of inefficient superintendents. Mexico is now governed on a 
firmer basis, and the fear of revolutions and forced loans, with a tax 
on all productions being a thing of the past, investors in mines, 
stock and lands have a quasi-guarantee of protection in their invest- 



mente. There arc two schemes al present being worked up in Chi- 
cago, New York and London, against which we wish to caution the 
investing public. They are the Sonora Land Company and the Mex- 
ican Phosphate Colonization Gnano, etc.. Company. The former i> 
the old Sam Brannan claim revamped, under which it is proposed to 
Colonize (after survey ) the major portion of tin- Yaqui \ allcv. The 
Latter is Founded by "Louis Holler j and baptized in Mexico. For the 
benefit of our readers we will state, in this relation, that the Yaqui 
Valley is :it present inhabited by the Yaqui Indians, and a finer body 
of hard-fighting and hard-working people.- would be difficult to find. 
They have never yet failed to thoroughly exterminate any force which 
the Government has sent against them. This tribe can muster 30,000 
fighting men, and any attempt to dispossess them of their lands will 
require a greater force than the Mexican Government can send 
against them. On the other hand they are exceedingly industrious, 
agriculture and hat-making being their chief occupations. Foreign- 
ers, who undertake to colonize the lands belonging to this war-like 
tlibe, at the instance and on the florid statements of speculators , will 
return sadder and wiser— that is, as our correspondent aptly remarks, 
" if they get back at all." The Yaqui war still goes on, although it 
has been semi-orficially announced that the newly-appointed General 
of this Division comes clothed with power from the Executive to settle 
conflicting claims. The French purchasers of the copper mines im- 
mediately opposite Guaymas, and who are organized in Frame as 
the Bolio Mining Co., are showing much enterprise in developing 
their purchase. They have a port (Santa Rosalia) of their own, are 
constructing twenty miles of railroad, with branches to all their 
mines, and are erecting four large smelting furnaces at Santa Rosalia. 
Alex. Del Mar has passed beyond our borders, and we leave him for 
the time being to the tender mercies of those amongst whom he may 
sojourn. If ever any person worked for a setting down, Del Mar did, 
and now that he has got it we trust it may teach him that humility is 
becoming even in the most learned of men. Any allusions on the 
part of the gentleman as to malicious or revengeful motives, are 
simply nonsensical. Had he not, with unnecessary brag and bluster, 
connected himself with an unworthy scheme which we were opposing, 
his comings in and goings out would have passed unnoticed so far as 
we are concerned. No one except his intimate friends would then 
have known that such an important being as the leading authority in 
the world on gold mining was a visitor within our gates. In the 
matter of condemning the Providence Mine, Del Mar merits no 
thanks. It was done simply to refute the feigned course adopted by 
this paper to that very end." No man who valued his future reputa- 
tion could do anything else but reject this property, taking into con- 
sideration the wi'de publicity given by the News Letter to its general 
worthlessness and the certainty of an ultimate failure; but it would 
be safe to wager that had it not been for these attacks and exposure 
the sale would have been consummated, and some people would have 
been richer to-day than they are ever likely to be if the ore in the 
Providence is to supply the" wherewithal. "That Del Mar will attempt 
to make capital out of this Providence rejection is more than likely, 
and some large scheme in London — La Trinidad, for instance— will 
be tackled on the strength of it for good or ill. Having been honored 
with a letter from the gentleman, embodying a request for publica- 
tion, the News Letter, with its usual courtesy to correspondents- 
will do so, regretting, however, that in this instance the writer can 
find no other means of establishing his own reputation than by at- 
tempting to besmirch that of another : 

Salt Lake City, Utah, January 13, IRSG, 
Editor News Letter— Dear Sir: A copy of your paper, with an article al- 
luding to me in disparaging terms, has been sent to me by one of my 
children, whom it has greatly pained. You are evidently being made the 
instrument of private auimosity and revenge. The statements and infer- 
ences are all wrong. My report on the Providence — sent to England be- 
fore Christmas— is quite the reverse of what you have been informed. I 
regarded the price as far too high, and upon my advice the negotiating 
for the mine were broken off. The article from Mourn was Instigated by 
Mr. Ross, the owner or part owner of the paper against whose mine in 
Spain, the Spanish Hydraulic, I reported, and upon whom— at my suit— the 
High Court of Chancery passed a severe sentence last February. 

A mining engineer who has to report upon the properties of public com- 
panies must inevitably make enemies, but these should not include the 
newspaper press, also; on the contrary, should do all they can to support 
him in his arduous and difficult duties. 

I trust you will do me the justice to publish this as conspicuously us 
your strictures. Yours, respectfully, Alex. Del Mar, M. E. 

Regarding the Sulphur Creek District claims, in Colusa county, 
which have been recently floated in Philadelphia by a Mr. Cqndict. 
of this city, we are not j>'repared to say much more than we said last 
week, until a reply reaches us from a certain source in the East. \\ e 
will then be able to give full particulars of what we believe to be a 
parcel of utterly worthless claims, which have been bought for a mere 
trifle, and bonded together and disposed of on the strength of the 
good reputation of an adjoining property, called the Manzanita. 

The Centennial Gold Mine, at Auburn, Placer County, is being 
floated in London with a capital of $350,000. As we do not expei :1 the 
prospectus before next week, we are not in a position to discuss the 
matter, for the time being, pro or con. 

Mr. "W. J. Sutherla nd, of London, is at the Lick House. 

Registered at the Poatoffice at San Francisco, California, as second-class matter. 



Printed and Published by the Proprietor, Frederick Marriott, 607 to 615 Merchant Street, San Francisco, California. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



FASHION'S VOICE. 



It is a most disgusting day, this—cold, raw, tearful, don't-know- 
whether-to-rain-or-snow. On such a day I do not feel brilliant — I do 
not feel up to cauterizing my acquaintances, and therefore take refuge 
in fashion — fashion, which is so dear to noodles and so unimportant 
to sensible women. In writing fashion I know how my manv friends 
will toss over the book and say, " That horrid fashion ! " But then 
how many bright eyes will gleam with satisfaction at a portrayal of 
some new " confections! " 

To commence, then, there is so little difference in the cut of skirts 
and bodices for the last six months that it seems reallva task to get 
up any sort of a recital that will interest you; after looking over a 
dozen jourfialB, I see the same hooked-up draperies and skirts with 
bands, but still the latter are the latest and the prettiest style far and 
away. Frise cloth is the popular craze — rough, you know. Now if 
y. ui have any of that coarse, canvas-like material on hand, which is 
so desirable on account of the absence of fineness about it, you can 
purchase a yard of frise cloth, and on your canvas goods place a few 
strips of the .same, either round the front of the skirt, or lengthways, 
or diagonal. I think, since I never see many diagonal trimmings, I 
would advise that mode. Make a plain skirt of the canvas goods, and 
od one side, reaching over well to the front, place three diagonal 
bands of the frise cloth. Of course, there is a tunic over this, and let 
the trimmed portion of the skirt show beneath this tunic, which may 
be made falling straight to the bottom of the skirt, or drawn up a 
little on one side. 

Fashion is no longer exclusive, ladies, and you can work your own 
will on what you wear. A good plan is to get one or two fashion- 
books and take an idea from each, in which way you can make your 
dress unlike the general style. I do so detest seeing every woman 
dressed alike ; there is nothing in it. You all look as though you 
patronized the same modiste, and there are dressmakers in the city 
who seem to have but one idea, which they carry out on the back of 
each of their customers. 

There is a little deviation from old styles in the renewed princess 
dress, which may be worn under certain conditions, that is, with a 
light polonaize, sleeveless, which must be widely looped up to show 
the skirt, and fastened only at the neck and waist by clasps of gold if 
you have them ; if not, sham, fcjham will rule, I dare say. 

The rage for rich passmenterie has not abated at all, and it is now 
mixed in with wooden beads. The beads, formerly dead, are now 
polished and carved, and are, I think, a distingue novelty. I don't 
see them here yet, but Paris and London fashionists are covered with 
them. The beads are mostly used as adjuncts in fringes and long 
pendants; or a pretty caprice is to edge the basque or the over-skirt 
with them, or they may be sewed on in a pattern. They would be 
very appropriate "on tlie coarse canvass cloth garments, and could 
easily be made into fringe by a neat-handed woman. Mixed with 
steel'beads they make a lovely effect. I remember, years ago, neck- 
laces of such beads, in which a small sprinkling of steel gave a tine 
effect. Mohair braid is still much used for trimming. It ought to be 
very wide, which is expensive, but the effect is perfect of handsome 
braid. 

I saw an imported dress whichl thought really exceptionally lovely. 
The material was oak-colored woolen cloth of some sort. Tne front 
Of the skirt was made of five wide box pleats; on each pleat was a 
flat band of velvet, each band being a different shade of red. and yet 
none glaring. One shade was verv dark, and the other four were 
lighter — step by step, as it were. The tourist waist was trimmed to 
match, and it was such a delightful novelty that I quite envied the 
dame who had it: because, though not a dress-lover, I like anything 
odd, and when I had funds to do as I liked, I always had garments 
unlike anything I ever saw. They called me the odd young woman." 
but that just suited me to a hair. Now that black and white is no 
longer the rage, I shall take it up. Sensible women will never enter 
the fashion lists at the onset — because every cook and housemaid 
docs that — but rather wait awhile, ladies, till the vulgar herd are 
tripping after a new craze, and then adopt what they leave. You are 
then sure of being out of the common, which is essential in my 
o pin ion. 

What I seldom see, when I make a call on my fashionable friends, 
is a pretty apron. Now, of all completions to a home toilette, there 
is nothing so pretty as an apron; but then I don't mean a thing like 
a butcher's, or even three breadths of ten-cent calico gathered into a 
band round the waist, but a jaunty little»apron, which saves the 
front of the dress, and gives a refined air to the lady at home. 
Aprons made of Swiss, tucked and trimmed with lace, one pocket at 
the side, and a huge bow of colored ribbon on the pocket, is a pretty 
Btyle, and let the width at the waist be narrow. The dress apron is 
more of an ornament than a useful appendage, though it serves to keep 
the sAme from the front of silk dresses. But you may make the loveliest 
little gems of aprons if yon chouse. Take the canvas goods — say a piece 
of cream-colored canvas, rounded at the corners, and trimmed with 
colored lace ; pleat it into the waist, and about six inches down lay 
on a piece of the lace, which must be sewed on in a fancy stitch of 
silk. The bib, if you prefer one, is of canvas and lace, while wide rib- 
bon shoulder-straps fasten it to the baud. At back of the waist place 
a bow on each shoulder, and tie a loose narrow scarf of silk round the 
waist— an excellent plan of covering up the shabby front of a still 
passable dress. There are fifty ways of making aprons. You may 
pin a spray of Mowers at one side of the bib, or on the corner of the 
skirt of the apron, which must be short. 

I like a black silk or satin apron myself; one that is rounded at 
the corners and trimmed with three frills of the same material — white 
or colored lace — even black lace is prettier. On the left side of the 
bib place a scarlet rose, and on the pocket, which must be at the right 
side, another rose. Then, again, you can braid your aprons, or make 
them of colored silk, with ten row's of Nanon velvet. But, good gra- 
cious, I could give so many patterns that space would fail me. 
Take to aprons, my friends. - You will find them a great addition to 
your personnel; also a little lace cap. You have no idea how re- 
markably chic a pretty woman looks at home in a cap and apron. 
The cap! mean is .simplicity itself, and adds to, rather than takes 



from, a youthful appearance. You take a piece of real lace, about 
two inches wide, run through it a gathering thread; now make a cir- 
cle of the lace on the table, draw the thread and form a simple round ; 
but the hue must go twice round, and on the finish of the top round 
put a well-made silk bow-ends, if you like. Put this on the very top 
of your head, and run through it a long pin— gold, brass or jet. If 
you are pretty, this cap arid the apron will be effectual in mashing 
every male visitor who sees you. If this is not an inducement, I don't 
know what is. ' Silver Pen. 

ALPHABET OF ADVICE. 
A — s soon as you are up shake blanket and sheet; 
B — etter be without shoes than sit with wet feet. 
C— hildren. if healthy, are active, not still; 
D— amp bed and damp clothes wiil both make you ill, 
E — at slowly, and always chew your food well; 
Y — resben the air in the house where you dwell. 
G — arments must never be made too tight; 
H — omes should be healthy, airy and light. 
I — f you wish to be well, as you do, I've no doubt, 
J — ust open the windows before you go out. 
K — eep your rooms always tidj' and clean; 
L — et dust on the furniture never be seen. 
M — uch illness is caused by the want of pure air; 
N — ow to open the windows be ever your care. 
— Id rags and old rubbish should never be kept ; 
P— eople should see that their floors are well swept; 
Q— uick movements in children are healthy and right; 
R— emember the young cannot thrive without light; 
S — ee that the cistern is clean to the brim ; 
T — ake care that your dress is all tidy and trim. 
IT — se your nose to find if there be a bad drain ; 
V — ery sad are the fevers that come in its train. 
W— al'k as much as you can without feeling fatigue. 
X — erxes could walk full many a league. 

Y — our health is your wealth, which your wisdom must keep; 
Zeal will help a good cause, and the good you will reap. 

— Pictorial Australian. 

Madame Rachels Bloom of Youth has no equal. It is a cosmetic 
which is perfectly pure, and while benefitting the complexion for the 
present, does not affect it so as to produce subsequent injurious re- 
sults. 

"Boys, these days," remarked a newsboy as he picked up the 
stump of a cigar and puffed away at it, " begin where grown people 
leave off." —Chicago News. 

The clergy, you may have noticed, are much more forcibly remind- 
ed of the " uncertainty of life!" when a millionaire dies suddenly than 
when a poor man drops dead. Norr. Herald. 

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per pair. Regular Price, $2.00. 

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per pair. Regular Price, $2.50. 

GENTS' 2-Button PIQUE KID GLOVES, Embroidered Backs, $1.00 

per pair. Regular Price, ?2.00. 

£j^* These are the Greatest Bargains ever offered in San Fran- 
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office order, thereby giving ladies in the country equal advantages 
with resident;, in this city. 

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Jan. 28, 1886 



0ALIPORN1 \ ADVERTISER. 



SOCIETY. 



January 81. L866. Where**** ill the ruin come from ? Thetis 
the question ill the hour, and I tpiiti* agree with the majority in think- 
ing we have had enough of the article to lusl ua Lherostol the year, 
ft ho can feci men*} or inclined for gaiety, and who will stir abroad 
in search ol it, with ;i deluge going on around tliem? So at leasl argue 
the matrons ol society, and, act in to their Hpcech, all 

thoughts ol entertaining are set aside, und dullness reigns within doors 
as well as without, 

The festivities ol the past week were if anything on a quieter scale 
than the week before. '1 he usual number of dinners and lunches were 
given, :iii»i •* party colls " were made :ii the Aihertons, Ncwhalls and 
Bchmiedells; the assemblage ut Mrs, N'ewhall's the largest of them 
all. On Friday evening, which seemed bo be the Favorite one of the 
week, the MuUinH* also nad a keno party, and tlie Beethoven Quin- 
tette Club gave the b.-t attended concert ol their series, which no 
doubt was owing to the fuel that it was not all purely classical music 
that they offered to their patrons on that occasion, who showed their 
appreciation of the change by a large audience and heartier applause. 

'Mi Saturday evening the residents of the vicinity of Stockton, 
Pine and California streets were treated to an open air concert, both 
rid instrumental, by those of our Swiss citizens who had come 
to congratulate their very popular countryman, Mr, Antoine Borel, 
on his appointment as Swiss Consul. Mr. and Mrs. Borel made them 
heartily welcome within the doors of their large and handsome house, 
which speedily echoed to the popping of corks and endless speeches, 
to the effect that their host might live long to hold the reins of office, 
which, as Vice-Consul, he had already managed so much to their 
pleasure and satisfaction. 

It did Seem rather hard Hues that the theatre party of Monday 
night should have chanced upon almost the wettest, certainly the 
coldest, night ol the season for their frolic. However, it seemed to 
be a merry our. and they apparently enjoyed themselves as much 
as theatre parties usually do. About these same gatherings the gen- 
eral public, who have long been threatening some such movement, 
seem now determined to force the managers of places of amusement 
to take measures to effectually put a stop to the annoyance that they 
—nine times out of ten— give to the rest of the audience. There is 
no reason why a party of people should not behave themselves as 
decorously as they would were each individual present by them- 
selves, and, until they learn to do so, I for one hope they will be 
*■ sat down upon " in the most unmistakable manner by the manager 
refusing them admission as nuisances. Apropos of things theatrical, 
the mania for treading the hoards seems to he spreading among our 
society folks, and I have heard main' of late declare (heir wish and 
desire to follow the example of Mrs. Williams and join a regular 
company. The latest acquisition to the California company is Mr. 
Ed. Greenaway, who has long taken leading rank among the ama- 
teurs of the city, but whether he will shine to equal advantagewhen 
surrounded by professionals remains to he seen. His first appear- 
ance is named for early next month, and no doubt a house crowded 
with his friends and admirers will greet him on the occasion and 
give him a good send-off. By the way, Mr. Locke Richardson has 
joined the ranks as entertainer as well as instructor, and his 
Shakespearean recitals hid fail - to become extremely popular. His 
audience of last Thursday night, when he gave J-uliux Ctv»ar in a 
most delightful manner, was composed of some of our best and 
most influential residents, and the second one, which takes place to- 
night, promises to he even a greater success in point of attendance; 
as an mtellectual treat it could not surpass it. 

On Tuesday evening parly. ;. e., wedtling calls, were made at the 
Sullivans on Oak street. On Wednesday evening the Musical Club 

were to have their postponed meeting at Mrs. (load's, and I suppose 

came off according to programme ; unless the extreme inclemency of 

the day. which was decidedly the worst of the Winter so far, caused 

a still further postponement. < Inc can dance no matter how severe a 
cold one may have; but when it comes to singing, that is quite a 
different matter. To-morrow night will he " Ladies Night." at the 
"Hvuipir ('lull, ami the usual fortnightly gennaii will he danced at 
U'nai Until Hall. 

It has often been remarked that when a season is otherwise dull, 
weddings come bravely to the rescue, and rill up the vacuum. Surely 
this season has proved the truth of the assertion, for they have been 
as plentiful as mushrooms after a rainstorm. In contradistinction to 
the gay church wedding of Tuesday night, the Best-Corbett wedding, 
ol" Thursday last, was decidedly a home affair, and the ceremony per- 
formed by the Rev. Dr. Beers, of Trinity Church, in the privacy of 
the Corbett apartments at the Palace Hotel, in the presence of about 
a dozen guests all told. Flowers were profusely used in decorating 
the rooms, many of the designs being not only very beautiful, but 
quite unique, Miss Laura wore a handsome traveling costume, a 
combination of silk and cashmere of a most becoming shade, with a 
coquettish bonnet to match, and Lieut. Best was in full uniform, and 
both dispensed the attendance of either bridesmaids or groomsmen. 
Following the ceremony came the wedding breakfast, and then the 
happy pair set out upon their honeymoon trip to Los Angeles, fol- 
lowed by the good wishes of all. 

And next week will give us another wedding, that of Miss Mamie 
Wilcox and Mr. Charles Longstreet, which will be very large and 
pleasant, as a " dancing reception " will follow the ceremony. And 
two more engagements are out, those of Miss Tilly Jones ami Mr. R. 
Morrow, Miss Addie Wallace and Gen. Sheehan, and both weddings 
are to take place before Lent. So for what good the gods give us let us 
heartily rejoice and be glad. 

A very quiet and pleasant little wedding, which took place yester- 
day, was that of Mr. Arthur W. Coffin to Mrs. Katie Traver-Eagar. 
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Noble at the Plymouth 
Church. After the ceremony some twenty intimate friends sat down 
to breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Coffin at the Lick House. The newly- 
married couple left on Thursday for Sacramento. 

The San Francisco Verein will close the season with one of the 
grandest masquerade balls ever given in this city, and which will 



take place at their Sutt< i treel I lub room on ! Oth. It 

will be an extremely elej nit and select atfair, and ticket can be ub 
tamed onlj b> din ,,,, i the Club. 

Mr. Charles A. (iilligisa u vnln at the Palace Hotel, 

Mr. GiUig is sole proj.nel i "GUIig'a United States ICxehaii 

No, D Strand, I baring Cross, London, England. 

"he Citrus Fair at Sam ntohu attracted thither many 'Fri 

the Wdek, and a number ol verv pleasant little pnrtie> lor the 

trip has been the result. Mr. and Mis- \:\\- t (load are bad again front 
their Hying trip over the road. Mrs. M'Mnllin ha- also put in an ni 
pearance, and taken Mrs. Williams to visil her other d w bier, Mr-. 

Hays, at Vi-alia. Horace Fletcher ha- -one ogoill to Japan, and Joe 

Grant has gone East. There an- not mam of our own people who are 
making the nip either way at present. I understand, howev< I 

Willi the coming of Spring ii icOdus Eastward will be much 

fan for a couple of years past. The Sandwich Island- have been 
done very thoroughly, and Alaska doesn't pay fashionables for the 

trouble and expense of the trip, as, to .pi.it ie of lasl Sunimei 

itors in that direction, "there was actually e to sec you, and 

nothing to be seen but scenery, and who ear.- for that." Felix. 

INSURANCE ITEMS. 

The insurance loss on the stock of Schlessinger & Green, KHJ and 

108 Market street, reported in our last, has been settled at $10,820. 

The adjusters' report state-; "The damage through fire, s ke and 

water, as usual in cigar and tobaCCO losse-, is excessive, ami the 

debris on the second and third Moors pronounced by the appraisers 
as worthless. The adjusters cannot too strongly recommend regular 
and thorough inspection of this class of hazards, either by your 
specials or by the inspection Bureau." 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the California Insurance 
Company was held on Monday, the 18th inst., at which the following 
were elected as Directors: John Bermingham, S. C. Bigelow, Samuel 
Merritt, Panic] Meyer, M, A. De Laveaga, Henry Wadsworth, A. 
V7. Sehoiic, W.J. Bryan and L. 1,. Bromwell. The officers elected 
were : b. I.. Bromwell, President; John Bermingham, V ice- Presi- 
dent; W. H. C Fowler, Secretary; Peder Sather, Treasurer. 

The regular monthly meeting of the Fire Underwriters' Association 
of the Pacific took place on Monday hist, at which three applications 
for membership were read, to be balloted for at the next meeting. 

An organization has been formed, under the name of "The Asso- 
ciation of Marine Underwriters." Its object is to promote harmony 
and good practice in 'be profession, the interchange of views, opin- 
ions and personal experiences, the discussion of topics of interest, and 
the consideration of such subjects as may be brought before the Asso- 
ciation. The Officers elect are N. T. .lames, President; E. L.Woods, 
Vice President, F. S. Butler, Secretary and Treasurer. The organ- 
ization is similar to that of the Fire Underwriters' Association in that 
il embraces among its members the youngest men in the business, 
and who have been its originators. 

Notwithstanding the various rumors on the street in relation to the 
Western Fire and Marine Insurance Company of California, we un- 
derstand the present Hoard of Directors are fully determined to con- 
tinue business on this coast, and give up writing east of the Rocky 
Mountains, which has proved so disastrous to many companies dur- 
ing the year 1885. The list of this company's Directors, published in 
our last issue, shows a strong and substantial body. 



THE DUTY WHICH THE PUBLIC EXPECT. 
The duty of aGrand Jury is so plain and palpable that we had not 
supposed anybody could misunderstand if, yet it seems bo be one of 
(be least understood of things. It is the duty of a Grand Jury, as it 
is of a Judge, to hear and determine any cause that may be present- 
ed to it. It has no choice in the matter at all. In the case of the 
Judge, it is made a misdemeanor for him not to issue a warrant 
when a sworn complaint is submitted to him. The law. in its essence, 
intent and meaning is etpially pinching on the foreman of aGrand 
Jury, and upon any member of it, and he who avoids bis duty in the 
premises, shows that he has prejudged matters to be brought before 
him, and needs to be deciplined by the law which be is supposed to 
administer, ft is idle to attempt bo get around these things on the 
.me hand and to remain an honest citizen on the other. It is futile 
to say that a self-respecting citizen may ignore the evidence against 
one man, and indict another on suspicions a great deal less certain. 
We are referring to nobody in particular, but are simply dealing with 
general principles that arc often ignored, but which cannot be refined 
away without dishonesty, violation of oaths and dangerous criminal- 
ity generally 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



FAREWELL TO BOSTON. 
In San Francisco "the rule is constant rain from November to 
February, and in the Bummer, every afternoon, the stiff, chill gale, 
with mists and blinding dust. —Boston Transcript, Jan. 5, 1886. 

The red .sun kissed the mountain's brow, 
And the virgin snow, reflecting its glow, 
Blushed, lest sly echo should let folks know 

That the god of day, on his passing way. 

Had stolen a kiss from her mountain gray. 

Bright Phoebus paused on his westward trip, 
On his face a smile, as he stayed awhile, 
And caught the words from the echo's lip. 
"A farewell," said he, " they are calling me, 

And I'm sorry I wasted one kiss on thee. 

"Over the ' Rockies,' I'm bound for where 

I can show my face, and without disgrace 
Kiss the fair hills in my westward race, 
Without blushing snow, to let echo know 
The warmth of my love for the plains below." 
San Francisco, Jan uary 23, 1880. W. L. E. 

BRASS. 
A Racing Romance. 

One raw Spring afternoon, Captain Henry Willoughby, of her 
Majesty's Life Guards, strolled leisurely into the rooms of his cousin, 
Arthur" Pennell, on Jermyn street. "Willoughby was in appearance a 
typical guardsman. His figure was tall and well proportioned, with 
that peculiar swinging gait which was never yet successfully borne 
by any but a cavalryman. His face was a handsome one, with aqui- 
line nose, square chin, and a long, drooping, light mustache. He was 
a member ot the Army and Navy Club as well as of the Guards' Club, 
and his polished manners and calm, assured address, showed plainly 
his intimacy with the best people. But with all these advantages in 
his favor, WUloughby had been gradually sliding down the mural, 
social and financial scale, until at the present writing he was barely 
tolerated by society, and had but few friends among his brother offi- 
cers. He was a confirmed gambler, and, it was hinted at the Clubs, 
was not any too particular about the way he played so long as he 
won. Coining into a good fortune when he came of age he had 
squandered it in horse-racing, cards and fast women, until he at last 
came to such a pass that he adopted the tactics of the men who hud 
spunged on and robbed him, and became a sort of genteel blackleg, 
who always managed to be wary enough never to commit himself too 
far. Artnur Pennell was an entirely different kind of man. He had 
a modest income of £500 a year, and managed to get a lot of real en- 
joyment out of it in a quiet way. He never gambled, and though by 
no means a " prig," was what Society called a steady, reliable man. 
Pennell was a year older than his cousin, being thirty-three. He was 
a reading man, and also did a little scribbling for the magazines, 
which not only helped out bis income, but brought him among liter- 
ary men of similar tastes toMiimself. 

"Well," said he, as he gazed up from some manuscript he was 
writing, " what is the matter now, Henry? You need not scowl at 
me in that diabolical way. I can always afford to be pretty certain 
that when you deign to nonor me with a visit there is something gone 
wrong with you." 

" You've struck the right nail on the head this time, my boy," said 
the Captain, as he helped himself to a cigar, lit it, and ensconcing 
himself in an arm-chair, continued: "You know, Arthur, that out 
of my once pretty large stable, I have only got one horse left—' Mag- 
net.' I've stuck to him because he's a good 'un, and will pull me 
through all my troubles. Well, here is a letter from Jennings, my 
trainer, in which he says that unless he receives £50 on account he 
shall have to sell the horse to settle his bill. Now, in a week, ' Mag- 
net ' runs for the Chester Cup, carrying eight stone six, and every 
shilling I have in the world or could raise from my friends. I am 
morally certain that he will win, for he is one of tHe best four-year 
olds' of his year, though he has been unfortunate so far. Now, "you 
will not let me go to the dogs for a paltry fifty ?" 

" Look here, Henry," replied Pennell, "I am by no means a rich 
man, and have, over and over again, helped you out. I will oblige 
you this time, but— let it be well understood— this is the last." 

"Thanks, old boy, a thousand thanks* said WUloughby, as he 
took the proffered check from his cousin's hand. "If you want a 
really good thing you back ' Magnet ' at 30 to 1 for next Wednesday's 
race." 

" Much obliged, but as you know I never put a shilling on a horse 
in my life, your tip is not much use to me. Good-bye." 

* * * # # 

It was now five days before the Chester Cup was to lie run for, and 
these were anxious days for AVilloughby, for his all depended upon 
the race. If he lost he would be a defaulter to a large amount, as he 
had quietly backed the horse for over three thousand pounds, at 
prices varying from 40 to 1 to 30 to 1. It meant for him cither a re- 
turn of the old days of wealth or a total collapse, when honor, his 
position and all would be lost, lie spent the whole time at Jenning's 
place in Berkshire, and never left the house except when he went t<> 
bed. AsTmii Jennings remarked, after "Magnet" had taken his 
last gallop, " he looked as fit as a fiddle." 

At last the eventful day arrived, and after three minor races had 
been run the saddling bell rang for the Cup race. Willonghby had 
engaged Tompkins, a not very well known jockey, to ride his horse. 
Tompkins was a light boy, and so had to carry dead weight in lead 
to make up his 8 stone <i pounds. The lead weighed 10 pounds, and 
on a promise of £1,000 if he won, Willoughly had persuaded the 
jockey to hand him the lead in the crowd ' after weighing out, 
while on his return after the race, the lead was to be handed back so 
as to weigh in with. " Magnet's " jockey was the third to go to the 
scales, and managed to pass the leather-bound lead so quietly to Wil- 
loughby that no one suspected the fraud which was being perpetrated. 

There were twelve starters, and after two attempts they got oft" to 
a splendid start, with " Magnet" in the lead. This position he held 



for a mile or so, when Tompkins eased him a little, and he fell into 
third place. As they came into the home stretch " Magnet " wasseen 
to close on the leaders, and a fine struggle took place. At last " Mag- 
net wins! Magnet wins 1" rang out from ten thousand throats, and 
Willoughby's chestnut horse passed the Judge's box half a length 
ahead. 

Willoughby was breathlessly awaiting the result, close to the 
Judge's box, and as soon as the horses came in rushed to where 
■■ Magnet," all flecked with sweat, pulled up. He wore a long driv- 
ing coat, which well concealed the weights lie carried, but just as he 
had reached his horse through the crowd, which had now closed in 
on the track, a hand grabbed his shoulder, and he was brought to a 
sudden stand still. Pale with rage he turned upon his detainer, when 
a voice he knew only too well hissed in his ear, " It's all up with you, 
Captain WUloughby. 1 saw your little game, and am here to stop it!" 

Trembling like a leaf, Willoughby allowed Henry Chaplin, for he it 
was, to tear open his coat and take possession of the fraudulently- 
obtained lead. Willoughby sprang through the crowd to getaway, 
and came face to face with young Lord Pousonby, who had just start- 
ed on the turf. 

"By Jove, Willoughby," said the young nobleman, " that's a grand 
horse of yours. What will you take for him ?" 

" Two thousand down," replied the desperate Captain, who now 
saw a glimpse of hope. 

" Give you three monkeys," said his lordship, as he held three five- 
hundred-pound notes out hi his hand. 

Eagerly Willoughby cried, " He's yours," and clutched the money. 
An hour later he was on an express train bound for Liverpool. 
***** 

Of course " Magnet's " jockey could not weigh in his 110 lbs. with 
10 lbs. short, ana there was a tremendous row. It would have gone 
hardly with the Captain had he been there when his horse's number 
was taken down, and that of the second horse hoisted. That night 
the attempted swindle was the chief topic of conversation at all the 
clubs in town, and Willoughby was voted a despicable scoundrel. 

On arrival at Liverpool Willoughby took the first steamer for New 
York, and from thence, under the assumed name of Ernest, he drift- 
ed on to San Francisco. Here he was dined and feted as a social lion 
until his antecedents leaked out, and even then some of the " Soci- 
ety" young ladies were loth to drop the fascinating guardsman, al- 
though he had been a blackleg. As one of them feelingly observed, 
"It's no worse than heaps of things pa's done." However, two or 

three shady card transactions at the Club made it advisable for 

the gallant Captain to seek other climes. When last heard of he was 
using his blandishments to fascinate the signoritas of Mexico, and 
his sharp practice to beat the signors at monte. As some years have 
elapsed since any news was had of him it is highly probable that the 
keen blade of some jealous husband or duped gambler has forever 
closed his career. W. Lovel Eyre. 

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~ reducedTrice"list of toilet articles. 



JAS. C. FLOOD, 



Labia's Extracts $ .'65 

Atkinson's " 65 

Piuaud's Extracts— Br isa de las 
Pampas 1.25 

Piuaud's Extracts— Ixora Breoni 1.25 

Lubiu's Soap (small) 40 

" (medium). 60 

" (larpe) 85 

Piuaud's Soap fLettnce)- 50 

" " Brisa de las Pampas .50 

" " Ixora Breoui 50 

Gosnell's Cherry Toothpaste .. .50 
Oriental Tooth Paste (J. & B.) ., .50 



Sozodont ? .65 

Eau de Quinine (larjie) 1.00 



(small) 

Pozzoni's Face Powder. 
Saunders' " 

La Blache " 

Lillien Puder " 

Theatre Rouge 

Veloutine (Fay's! ...... 

Lubin's Face Powder ... 
Pond re de Riz (St. Just) 

Swan Down 

2 for 



.50 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.20 
1.00 
.50 
.50 



L. R. ELLERT, Druggist and Chemist, 

Southwest Cor. California and Kearny Streets, San Francisco. 

Telephone 1202. July 18. 



.hui. 23, issg. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



PASSING REMARKS. 



Theatre parties are pleasant si^ht* to see. rbere i- genuine i>ira-- 
urc in liu- spectacle. The women lire pretty and in bright attire. 
The nun are handsome ami well dressed. As they come into the 
theatre -men and women- with siniliiui bices and joyous manner, 
thry betoken the cheerful, hu]>p\ side of life. The huge bouquets of 
the women diffuse rare fragrant') throughout the auditorium. The 
i.iir ones chat merrily with their escorts. Their eyes sparkle with 
pleasure, for there is t,» the proceeding a little bit of the spice of a 
frolic. It is a refined, reapectaulc frolic, but ^".ill —a frolic. The men 
are calmer. They have the dignity oi good breeding and the ease of 
social polish, and their shirt-f routs are unwrinkled, their cravats im- 
niaculate and their dress-coats perfect. The chaperone, whose very 
presence in its purely fornnd and negative value adds a piquant 
charm t>> the fun of the girls, sit-, with proud manner and gazes with 
well-satisfied mien al her charges, The theatre party is u rational 
form of social gaiety, for it stimulates intelligent conversation. 

* » * * # 

I heard a good story, recently, about Judge Hugh Murray^ who was 
kii the Bench of this State— in a Sacramento Court — some thirty years 
ago. It illustrates how strong the gambling and betting instinct is in 
our human nature. It also typifies the lack of formality existing in 
our Courts. Judge Bugb Murray was a man of great legal attain- 
ments. He was, unfortunately, afflicted with an incurable disease. 
lie sought to drown his affliction in Liquor, and died. It was to suc- 
ceed Hugh Murray that Stephen .1. Field was appointed, and that 
was Field's debut on the Bench. A Southern cltiv. had got himself 
into trouble, and had been fined $500, imprisonment to continue until 
tlif fine was paid. Calhoun Bcnham, from motives of friendship, at- 
tempted to clear him through a writ of habeas corpus, which was made 
returnable before Judge Murray. Accompanied by Hull McAllister, 
whom he had enlisted in the case of his " high-toned Southern gentle- 
man," Benham went to Sacramento. The two lawyers pleaded their 
case with all their legal knowledge. They laid stress on a certain 
point of law, the ignoring of which worked a great hardship on their 
client. Murray listened attentively. He expressed sympathy with 
the person implicated, but decided that nothing could be done to save 
him. But lie added a suggestion i" his decision which, to say the 
least, was a little out of the order of judicial decrees. He advised 
Henhain and McAllister to contribute, each of them, twenty dollars 
to a fund, the fund to be used in an attempt to win the necessary 
five hundred dollars at faro. "Go over to Green's across the way; 
he'll accommodate you," were the concluding words of Murray's re- 
markable remarks. * Benham and McAllister did as they were told, 
and won the money. 

* * * * * 

Baseball is a game I admire very much. I rarely miss a chance of 
seeing a game that promises to be a good one. I saw some of the 
great contests between the New York and Chicago Nines last Sum- 
mer. They were m<>st exciting. As a boy I was a member of our 
school club. One day we played against a Nine from the Deaf and 
Dumb Asylum at Fort Washington, on the Hudson. It was a re- 
markable game, not because they won— 46 to 7 — but from the one- 
sided character of the cheers, snouts, yells and quarreling, without 
which a buy's game of baseball is impossible. The Umpire's decisions 
were of course challenged and objected to, their justice affirmed or 
denied according to their result, pro or con, but the wrangles were 
conducted in such a manner as to be superlatively ludicrous. We 
talked ourselves blue, shouted and yelled, lied and cursed, as boys do 
on such occasiuns. The others were as excited as we were, but of 
course were restricted to mere vehemence of gesture, and they swung 
their arms, jumped and kicked, and made faces. Imagine such a 
scene; the Umpire in the middle of a crowd of youngsters, half of 
whom were screaming in his ears and the other half wildly gesticula- 
ting and grimacing! Baseball is to me a game to which cricket can- 
not be compared. It calls for the exercise of athletic skill, rapid run- 
ning, muscle, coolness and judgment. It is a game in which the 
points are so closely calculated that headwork will invariably win. It 
is distinctively a game of skill. The pitcher's play is absolutely a 
science. With its fielding, so diversified in character that the interest 
of the spectator never wearies, it is a game that excites even those 
who do not understand its many points. The looker-on is continu- 
ally kept on the ragged edge of expectancy, and his feelings are main- 
tained at a high pressure of excitement. In San Francisco the lovers 
of the game have but spasmodic opportunities' of gratifying their taste. 
Lately there have been games that are worthy ot being seen, even if 
they do not approach in playing what is furnished in the Kast by the 
different professional associations. At Central Park we have been 
given some most excellent individual playing. Fogarty and Moore in 
the field, Smith and Foster on the bases, Sweeny, and, in a minor de- 
gree, Incell, in the pitcher's box, and McDonald and particularly 
Hanlie behind the bat, play as do the players in the East, of whom so 
much is said and written. These men show us all the beauties of the 
game— heavy batting, |>erfect fielding and daring base running. 

A favorite argument of the Silverites is" the assertion that the oppo- 
sition to silver comes from the money kings only. It is " the bankers, 
the bloated bondholders and the stock speculators" who are fighting 
for gold, they tell us. This statement caps the climax for absurdity. 
The " bloated bondholders " are the poor people of the country who 
have small savings. There is hardly a saving's bank, trust company 
or insurance association that has not got a good part of its reserve or 
capital invested in the bonds. They will be the losers when bonds 
depreciate in value. The savings banks have commenced to move in 
the matter. Every depositor in a saving's bank has an interest in the 
assets, and a fall in the value of the same means a reduced dividend. 
They are the real " bondholders." Clairbeau. 

Now that the holidays aTe over, and you begin to feel the effect of 
the over-indulgence in the good things, you should try a bottle of 
"D. D. D." It gives relief at once. 

Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive cure for bunions and sore feet. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 



* We Obey no Wand but Pleasure's' 



-Tom. Mnore. 



The most serious drawback to the performance of Notre Dame, at 
the Baldwin, is in the adaptation itself. The dialogue has not the 
literary value which the play requires. It is in places puerile, trivial 
and again pedantic*. There is to Hugo's studies of emotion, to his 
characters and their motives, a grandeur of imaginative treat- 
ment that finds expression only in the Lofty language which is his. 
In Claude FroUo and Quasimodo, he depicts workings of the mind of 
the most intense character, expressing them in words that preserve 
their sublimity. It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, 
and that is taken when trite phrases of syntactical mediocrity are 
substituted for the marvelous sentences, with their force, vigor and 
beauty of language, written by Hugo. In its tone the dialogue is 
modern, another important fault. The action of the play is well sus- 
tained, and presents the notable story in a consistent form. I should 
judge that this was a comparatively close translation of the original 
dramatization. There is an adaptation by Tom Taylor, which devi- 
ates somewhat from the book, but which is better written. 

***** 

It is only very recently that Notre Dame has received the sanction 
of the Pans Censor. Its prohibition was based upon its didactic char- 
acter as an argument against priestly celibacy, and also upon its re- 
quirements as scenic adjuncts, of church scenes and religious cere- 
monials. These requirements have but indifferently been complied 
with in the Baldwin performance. The general effect of the scenery 
used is one of tameness. There is to it all a look of stock work. The 
costumes are, with one exception, appropriate and correct. The at- 
tire of Captain Phoebus possesses an incongruous look that asserts 
its chronological inaccuracy. The accessories, supernumeraries, 
dancing and singing are of the proper character. 

* * * * * 

In the acting there is much that is excellent and much that is not, 
but as a whole the performance is a very meritorious one. Mabel 
Bert's Esmeralda lacks depth of sentiment and variety of expres- 
sion. It is also deficient in dramatic force. But it is nevertheless a 
picturesque impersonation, and the beauty of the actress realizes so 
well the physical phase of the role that one is willing to tolerate its 
lack of characteristic expressiveness. Into the love scene with 
Phoebus, Mabel Bert infuses a degree of warmth and sincerity 
that makes it strikingly natural, and affords quite a strong con- 
trast to the shallowness of the remainder of her acting. " M«.r- 
daunt's Clopin is valueless as a character sketch. It docs not 
possess the faintest suggestion of the ruler in the Cour des Miracles 
as conceived by Hugo. In fact this whole scene is entirely devoid of 
characteristic fidelity. It is to all intents a masquerade. Osbournc 
has no subjective humor. In comedy his strain for comic effect is 
too tnarked. But his Gringoire is acted with the same degree of 
conscientiousness that is attached to all of his impersonations, and 
in that respect he is satisfactory. Holland has little to do but to look 
handsome. Hiscostumeis most aggravating in its inappropriate- 
ness. Mrs. F, M. Bates has an opportunity for strong melodramatic 
acting, and makes the most of it. The Claude Frollo of Harkins 
w<ndd lie mine effective If the actor had even in a small degree the 
quality of subtlety. As it is, his motives are laid bare in a manner 
too brutal. The audience cannot appreciate the character's mental 
condition. 

***** 

As Quasimodo, McK.ee Rankin has given us a magnificent study in 
genuine acting. The actor is transformed physically and mentally 
into the deformed bell-ringer. It Ls (Jmisimodo, a monster in form, 
the noblest of men in mind, that stands befora us. In the different 
scenes — the outrage of the merry-makers, suffered in silence, 
with the resignation of despair; the awakening of love at the tomb 
of Esmeralda's pitying hand; the fierce struggle with the fate that 
condemns him t<> a living hell, and the final sacrifice of life, there is 
a sustained, inflexible fidelty to the assumed Identity. This imper- 
sonation of McKce Rankin's is of the highest quality', and will make 
Ids career in San Francisco memorable. In the matter of make-up 
be has very successfully overcome the difficulties of a too large 
physique. 

***** 

Salvini, the greatest tragic actor of the day, will soon be here. He 
will be welcomed right royally. His appearance on our stage is the 
most important dramatic event of the present decade. He comes to 
us still in the zenith of his fame, with his genius unobscured by age 
or debility— the World's greatest actor. 

***** 

The Mikado dances in the Black Crook are so pretty that one never 
(ires of seeing them. Modern ballet dancing aims at picturesque and 
graceful characterization, and the Kiralfys have bit the mark. After 
the run of the Black Crook, which as vet is an indefinite one, Sleba will 
be produced. 

* * * * * 

Alice Harrison, who has recovered from a sudden spell of sickness, 
will continue to disport herself next week in Hot Mater. The pro- 
gramme will be lengthened by the addition of a genuine novelty— 
Edith's Burglar— a dramatization of a story by Frances Hodgson 
Burnett, recently published in St. Nicholas. 

***** 

The performance of the Mikado by the Juvenile Opera Company is 
not. as a whole, a pleasing one. Much of the music has to be sacri- 
ficed , and what is sung is, as a rule, screamed in shrill, cracked tones. 
The dialogue is spoken in a parrot-like way that indicates that it is 
beyond the comprehension of the young people. Many of Gilbert's 
clever lines are eliminated and coarse slang substituted' for it. The 
chorus is well drilled. Among the principals there are several who 
act ami sing in a remarkable manner. Master Charley Hates is a 
very clever Pooh-Bah. Miss Lottie Calsing is a charming, cunning 
little Titti-Siug. She sings well and is a marvel of grace. 



Miss Ernestine Goldman, the pianiste, who made her debut on 
Wednesday evening, is a good example of the thoroughness of study 
prevailing at the great European conservatories. She has been taught 
everything that can be taught, and has learnt her lessons well. A 
virile touch, a flexible wrist and THnger-ferUgkeit are her's. To be a 
true pianiste more is needed—true musicianly feeling. This is, as yet, 
wholly undeveloped in Miss Goldman. Mr. Sebastian Hill rendered 
valuable assistance on both piano and violin. 

***** 

Fatka,ior the last time to-morrow evening, at the Tivoli, Next week 
Full on the Sovnd — a musical, comical hodge-podge. 

***** 

Charley Reed is the Apostle of Refined Minstrelsy. He always 
amuses, and rarely offends. With most of the other burnt cork per- 
formers it is the reverse. 

***** 

The gentlemen of the Beethoven Quintette are making creditable 
efforts to give good renderings of chamber music. At their second 
concert (second series) they were assisted by Miss Nora Council, a 
conscientious singer, who is lacking in vitality, and by Miss Es- 
telle Hanchette, who gave a fine but rather cold interpretation of a 
Lizst Polonaise. 

***** 

The Rankin Company will re-open the California Theatre with 
Hoodman Blind, Judging from a performance of this melodrama 
which I saw some time ago, with Wilson Barrett as the hero, it is a 
play which rests for success upon its elements of popularity. 
* * * * '* 

The third concert of the second series of the Beethoven Quintette 
Club will take place on Friday evening, February 5th. The pro- 
gramme will include a quintette, in which Mr. Wrba", the clarion etidt, 
will take part. Miss Lynch, of Sacramento, will be the vocalist on 
this occasion, and Mr. K. C. Lucchesi will play a Mendelssohn con- 
certo. The programme will be very interesting throughout, and 
should be heard by all interested music lovers. 

Charley Dungari has made the hit of his stage career as the Mikado 
in the McCaull Company representations of Gilbert and Sullivan's 
operetta. This will rejoice many, for we all like Charley and wish 
him well. Bkauclsbc. 

ALCAZAR THEATRE — O'Farrell Street, Near Stockton. 

One Week Only, Commencing Monday, January 25th. Every Evening, 

Including Wednesday and Saturday Matinees. Great Novelty! 

Great Attraction! The Ouly One of Its Kind in America! 

G. E. Gonzalez Manager | Guillermo Urqoidi.. ..Treasurer 

The Famous Mexican Typical Orchestra! 

And its Marvelous Additional Feature of the Celebrated Mexican DANCEKS, 
introducing, in their Gorgeous, Costly and Native Costumes, the Mys- 
teries of Tim Mexican Jauabes, Eotas, etc. The Mexican Typical 
Orchestra, composed of '25— Artists— 25, on their respective instruments, 
such as Baudolms, Salterios, Flutes, Harps, Violiqs, Violas, Cellos, etc., 
all under the aide Leadership of Prof. Sem>r Carlos Curti, appearing 
Nigntly in their Magnificent "Charm" Costumes. Henorila PaQOITA 
Martinez, the Most Accomplished and Efficient Lady Dancer in the 
Republic of Mexico, Known as "La Primera Ballanna de Mexico." 
Scaur Antonio MARTINEZ has won the title of " El Key delos Guilariuos 
en la Republica," For particulars see programmes. 
Popular Prices— $1.00, 75c, 50c; Matinees 50c, 25c. No extra charge for 
reserved seats. Box Sheet now Open atBroderson's Music Store, with Koh- 
Icr. & Chase, 137 and i:'.'J l'.M street. J. II. DOHRMANN, Local Agent 



BALDWIN THEATRE. 



.Lessee and M^uua, r er 



Al„ Hayman 

A Grand and Complete Production! Arouses Great Enthusiasm! " More 
elaborate than anything except Macbeth."— JSxamim r. " Cannot fail to be a 
strong-drawing card."— Post. RANKIN'S CALIFORNIA THEATRE CO.! 
The Romantic Drama, 
NOTRE DAME! 
Prom Victor Hugo's "Hunchback of Notre Dame." NewSeenery, by Straus! 
Picturesque Costumes and Effects! Original Music, by Mullaly! Or- 
ganist, Mr. Solano. Choir Director, Mr. Morel. The Festival of Fools! 
The Priest's Cell! The Gypsy Tavern! The Prison of Justice! The 
Place of Execution! The Cathedral Cloisters! The Tower of Notre 
Dame! Paris by Night! Great Cast! Grand Effects! 
Popular Prices— '25c, 50c, 7 5c. and $1; no higher. [January 2&] 

CALIFORNIA THEATRE — Kiralfy's! 

Eases * Co Proprietors | E. D. Price Manager 

EVERY EVENING, AT 8. MATINEE SATURDAY, AT 2. 

Continued Success of the Greatest of All Spectacles! 

KIRALFY BROS.! 

Under the Management of Mr. Al. Hayman. Gorgeous Production of the 

BLACK CROOK! 

Order carriages for 11 p. m. sharp. Secure your seats. [January 23.] 

bOsh^street theatre. 

M. B. Leavitt. Lessee aud Proprietor | Chas. P. Hall Manager 

The Hit of the Season! Second Week! Houses Crowded to the Doors! 

The Idol of the Fun-Loving Public, 

ALICE HARRISON! 

Aud Her Great Comedv Company, in the Roaring Farcical Absurdity, 

HOT WATER, 

New Songs! New Dauces! New Scenic Effects! 

Family Matinee Saturday. Popular Prices! 
Next Monday, .1 -in. '25— Edith. Cs Burglar! Entire change of bill next week. 

"TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE— Eddy Street, Near MarketT" 

Kkellng Bhos Sole Proprietors and Managers 

LAST NIGHTS OF THE GREAT SUCCESS, FALKA! 

Comic Opera, iu 3 Acts. 

Monday Evening, January 25th, 

The Widow O'Brien; or 3 , A Night on the Sound! 

A Musical Comedy, iu 3 Acts. 
* Our Popular Prices will still prevail— 25c. and 50c. [January 23. j 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



The football matoh U-iwi-i'ii tin- I'ltivenUty and Wasp Clubs, at 
Berkeley, last Butunlny, was well played; but the University nun 
proved themselves much t»><> -m-ni/ for their opponents, anfl they 
ticored :ui easy victory in the lirsi nl the League Contests. The rules 
adopted are similar to those in use In the Eastern colleges,- tlie teams 
being only eleven on each side. We have been uecustomeu to Uugby 
Union rules aud fifteen on each side. It is, perhaps, rather early t-» 
judge of the change, but from last Saturdays match we would not 
pronounce the new game an improvement. Thenttendance was large, 
I nit the majority **i the spectator* were ardent supporters of the Uni- 
versity, cheering them at every turn of the game, but allowing the 
good play of the Wasp men to pass unrecognized, During the first 
fifteen minutes' play the Wasps had the besi of it, keeping the ball in 
the University Ground and forcing them to touch for surety, Ander- 
son, i»f tha»Wusps, having a rinse shot for goal from a field kick. Be- 
fore halt time was railed the University men hail wiped "lit this lead, 
Turner and Bfoffltt making line runs mr their side, and Bosse ( who 
fuliowed with good judgment, secured the touch down. Merrill kicked 
the goal in line style. Alter the usual interval the Wasps again went 
t.i work with a rush, and played well for a few moments. Merrill anil 
Bosse this time L, r >>t the bull well in hand, and scored the second touch 
down, Merrill again kicking the goal, When the hall was next kicked 
off, llittrll for the Wisps gol ii in hand on the north wing, and by 
the grandest run of the match carried thebaM within a few yards of 
the University goal line, hut his companions Tailed to support him 
and this brilliant piece of play was fruitless. Prom this point to the 

Close the WoSpS appeared to lose heart, for Moffitt made an easy run 
from the renter ol the Held, securing the third touch down, which 

Merrill kicked as gracefully as before. The game soon alter came to 
an end, the University having 20 points, to I scored by the Wasps. 
The tackling on both aides was good, hut the kicking all round very 
poor. The University men played well together, and often passed the 
hall skilfully. The weak point shown by the losers was the want of 
support in following the ball, ami leaving the full-buck to defend the 
goal single-handed. For the victors, Moffltt, Turner, Bosse, Merrill 
and Woolsey did the most notable work, while Stuart, llitteii, Frost 
and droih worked hard and well for the Wasps. To-day the second 
game of the series will be played at the Oakland Grounds, Fourteenth 

and < 'enter streets, between the LteliunCC and the Wasps. Kick-oil' at. 
3 P. m. -The Faculty of Harvard College have withdrawn their em- 
bargo Upon football, and the students can now have a free foot for 
Sport of that form. 

***** 

We are glad to find that the new Board of Directors of the Blood 
Horse Association have made an early start toward attracting atten- 
tion to the spring meeting for the present wear. The programme is 
already announced and. the dates lixed. The opening day is Satur- 
day, April 3d, and the second day comes on the following Tuesday, 
Thursday, April 8th, is the third day, and the meeting closes on 
Saturday, April loth. We understand that the course to be run over 
is the Bay District track. We beg to offer three suggestions to the 
present management: First, that patrons of the spurt who come on 
toot be allowed to pass the gates fur fifty cents admission, instead of 
the big round dollar so long in vogue; the tariff for horsemen and 
visitors in carriages to be graded also. Second, that for this meeting 
the stands be cleaned thoroughly before the start, and swept on each 
day of the meeting. Third, that a drain be cut around the track to 
carry off surplus water from rains that may be expected in April. 
This simple measure may save many postponements, and will cer- 
tainly prevent races being run in mud six inches deep, as was the 
ease at the last Fall meeting. We hope and expect to see this meet- 
ing a thorough success, and shall, as the opportunity arrives, give 

the programme close attention. The Turf Publishing Company of 

Cincinnati have favored us with a copy of the American racing 
rules of the American Turf Congress, with by-laws, rules and regu- 
lations, aud betting rules of the American running turf, in force 
from January 1st inst. These rules are indispensable to every one 
connected with horse racing and management, and useful to every 
patron of the turf. 

* * * * * 

The swimming match between Fleming and Goetze. at the Ocean 
Beach last Sunday, was easily won by Fleming, who has again proved 
himself by all odds the fastest and most daring swimmer known to 
Calif ornians. The day was bitterly cold, the water very rough, but 
Fleming breasted the waves nobly, while Goetze timidly withdrew 
before he had gone half the distance. 

* * * * * 

The students of Harvard are famous for their love of snort. 
But they do . not always confine themselves to rowing, football, 
cricket, baseball, lawn tennis and general athletics of a legitimate 
nature. Upon more than one occasion they have secretly held dog- 
lights and cocking mains within the college limits. Two weeks ago 
the handsomely furnished rooms of one of the rich students was 
turned into a rat pit. This student is the owner of a splendid hlack- 
and-tan, and he made a bet of $200 with one of his fellow-students 
that the dog would kill fifty rats within thirty minutes. The rat pit 
and rats were sent up from Boston, the pit was set up in the rooms 
of the owner of the dog, and twelve fellow-students were invited to 
the sport. The dog won with ten seconds to spare when the last rat 
had his back broken. The rats fought viciously for their lives, and 
the little dog was badly scratched and bitten. One thousand dollars 
changed hands over the event. What a row there would be should 
the names of these youngsters ever reach the faculty. 

***** 

Mr. Trevelyan Chamberlayne, the owner of the English cutter, 
Arrow, has renewed his challenge to sail against any American-built 
sloop or cutter for the Queen's cup. He makes a fair offer, and it 
should be worth taking up. The Arrow was built in 1847, and was 
then owned by the challenger's father. She sailed against the America 
for the cup offered by the Koyal Yacht Squadron Club, and was dis- 
abled. She agaiu met the America for the Queen's cup, and beat her. 
The same Arrow is still afloat, and her present owner wants to de- 



tend the Queen'- cup with her against any American sloop or cutter 
that may cross the Atlaui indicates thai the owner 

thinks the model* ol fori i were equal to those ol Lhe pre- 

sent day. and is apparently ready to lose Hiccup his l"amil\ ha I 
long, should he be mistaken, wo certainly think he and Hen. But- 
ler are about on a par »s judges of the performance of modem yachts. 
The owners of the handsome little sloop, Bpray, have already 
commenced to nul her in trim for the coming season. The Thetfn 
buys may now be seen .-very Sunday overhauling their craft, with an 

eye of being first in the water when 'the time comes for la inn 

Aggie will be hauled out on Turner's ways, very soon, and coppered. 

Her new owners purpose making a long and active season of tin • 

that is approaching. — Halcyon has came down from Antiochj and 
is now anchored off Beniciu. — -Lurline has a lonely berth in the 
slough at Antioch. 

* * # # # 

Captain Daly, the Irish champion athlete, is in the city. His man- 
ager has made several propositions to Boss, either for a sword eon- 
test, or an all round athletic competition. Boss lights shy of Irish- 
men, but will doubtless come to terms before long. Both men are 

evenly matched in years and weight, and should they agree to make 
a match for points in heavy weight athletics, it would prove the most 
attractive event ever seen in this city. 

* * * # # 

.1. V. B. McCleery is managing the details of the billiard match 
between Morris and McKenna for the next month. This series ol 
games is now the leading I opie in our billiard rooms in town. McKen- 
na is prepared to hack himself for any amount up to $1,000 

* * # # # 

Messrs. ('. II. Kellogg, A. W. Havens, and Frank M. Smith had n 
pleasant day's shooting at the preserves of the Cordelia Club last 

week. They secured a joint bag Of ninety birds, thirty-live canvas- 
hacks; the rest were sprigs ami mallard. Bast Saturday the mar- 
kets were unusually well-stocked with game-birds. < 'an vasback, 

Mallard, Sprig ami Widgeon made a conspicuous display amongst 
the ducks. Wild Geese were hanging in every stall. Smaller birds, 
including Snipe, Rail and Sand ( Irane added a pleasant variety to the 

general stock. The heavy rains this week will again Mood the Club's 

preserves in the Suisun marshes, and stop shooting for some time. 

* * # * * 

Two years ago we exposed the worthless quality of the Winches le Shot 
Gun Cartridges. By so doing we put that portion of the public which 
enjoys a day's sport with the gun on its guard, and of course render- 
ed this worthless shell an unsalable article. The manufacturers of the 
Winchester Shells recently came to the front again, with haul pre- 
tences of having acquired a new plant of machinery, which enables 
them to turn out shells that are in every respect reliable. This pre- 
tence is plausible^ but it is untrue. The shells which these manufac- 
turers are now offering to the public are absolutely unreliable. They 
jam in the gun after firing, are uneven in size, and about one-half of 
them are too large for the gun their number calls for. 

The Northern California Citrus Fair, which proved to be so suc- 
cessful in Sacramento, is, under the auspices of the Mechanics' Insti- 
tute, to be opened at the Mechanics' Pavilion this evening. This ex- 
hibition is bound to be both useful and entertaining, it will bring OUT 
people face to face with one of California's great resources, and can- 
not fail to lead to the awakening of a healthy interest therein. In ad- 
dition, it will constitute as pleasant an entertainment as could well be 
conceived of. It will be open during the ensuing week, from 10 a. m. 
to 5 P. M., and again from 7 :30 P. m. to 10 p. m. In the afternoons and 
evenings a superior orchestral concert will be given, under the leader- 
ship of Mr. Chas. Schultz. Crowds of our best people are sure to 
throng to it, and in a social way it will be one of the " events " of the 
year. The exhibition is deserving of enthusiastic support, and those 
who fail to visit it will miss a treat. 

To-morrow there will be a display of fireworks at the < Icean Beach 
which should attract universal attention. The display will be given 
by the Japanese Fireworks Company, and will consist of some mag- 
nificent daylight pyrotechnical effects. These fireworks are so con- 
structed that the heavens are apparently made alive with wild beasts, 
monster fish, beautiful birds, men and women, and allegorical, 
mythological and grotesque figures. The public of San Francisco has 
never been treated to a display of this description before, and no one 
should miss being on the beach by 2 p. M. to-morrow. Opera glasses 
will largely assist the enjoyment ol the spectacle. The Market-Street 
Cable Line and its auxiliaries has made perfect arrangements for 
the transportation of the public. 

STANDAR0 THEATRE _ 

Cornelius a McBride. Lessees and Prs | Chas. W. Cornelius. Manager 

CHARLIE REED'S MINSTRELS! 
To-Night and Every Evening This Week! An Entire New Pkocrammk! 

New First Fart! New Songs! New Finale — Lawn Tennis! 
Charley KEED'sNe*' Sketch, IN -NO-SENSE ! Great Hit of the New Comedy, 

MURPHY'S DREAMI 
Evening, 75, 50c.— Popular P rices— Matinees, 25, 50c. [January 23.] 

"GUTTER-STREET RINK (Formerly the Olympian.) 

GKAND RE-OPENING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING 

Under an Entire Change of Management, at the following 
REDUCED PRICES: 

Evening— Admission, including Skates 2f> Cents 

X) AY " " " 20 Cents 

Children, Half-Price. Strict order maintained. 
Tuesday Evening— GKAND polo game: 

Wednesday Evening— BENEFIT PACIFIC POLO CLUB 



PANORAMA— THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 

By J. BERTKAND aud L. SEKGENT. 
COR. OF EDDY AND MASON STS, Open Daily from 9 A. M. to 11 P. M. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL. 



The folio-wing amusing anecdote of Richard Wagner and Alexan- 
dre Dumas pere is told by M. (_'h. Monselet: Richard Wagner gener- 
ally received his visitors in mediteval costumes, such as ho always 
wore when composing. Alexandre Dumas, calling on him one day, 
was highly amused at the masquerade. "You are all dressed up to. 
play Gessler,"said Dumas, with his good-natured laugh, which rather 
hurt the feelings of the author of " Tannhauser," who nevertheless 
returned M. Dumas' visit when next he was at Paris. After some 
considerable delay M. Dumas appeared, at last, dressed magnificently 
in a dressing-gown with a large flower pattern, a helmet with flying 
plumes, a life-belt round his waist and enormous riding-boots. " Par- 
don me/' said he, majestically, " for appearing in my working cos- 
tume. I can do nothing without being dressed in this manner; half 
ni my ideas live in the helmet, and the other half are lodged in my 
boots, wliich are indispensable to mc when I write my love scenes.'' 

At Philadelphia, Bolivar, the largest elephantnow in captivitv, has 
had a terrific encounter with the Nubian lion, Prince, at the Winter 
quarters of Forepaugh's Menagerie, and the lion, which was valued 
at $2,000, was killed. The trainer had entered the cage with the beast. 
Prince was in an ugly mood and attacked him, and, in endeavoring 
to escape, the trainer loosed the bars of the cage and fell out. The 
lion bounded out after him, clearing his body as it lay on the tan- 
covered ground. He did not turn hack, however, but pursed Ins way 
and entered the open door of the elephant house. Bolivar stood nod- 
ding, where he was chained to a stake near the door. The lion at- 
tached him and an encounter ensued, which ended in the lion being 
crushed to death. 

Plain living must clearly be the order of the day in Berlin, whether 
or not high thinking goes along with it. Out of a total population of 
1,200,000 nearly 222,000 are altogether exempt from municipal taxa- 
tion as having incomes of less than $105 a year. The incomes of 
nearly 270,000 range between $105 and $105, so that, however cheap 
sausage, cabbage and beer may be, there is clearly no great margin 
for luxurious excess. When we come to the other end of the scale we 
find incomes proportionally modest, incomes between $25,000 and 
$5o,uho are credited to 108 individuals; eighteen persons have incomes 
up to $75,000, fifteen up to $100,000, nine up to $135,000, and lour per- 
sons only exceed this sum. 

In Greek statues, as is well known, the second toe of the foot is 
represented as longer than the great toe, while in the modern European 
foot the great toe is usually the longer. Albrecht states that in this 
respect the Greek foot, is: more quadrumanous than the modern. The 
second toe is also represented in antique statues as being further sep- 
arated from the great toe than is seen at the present time. This 
might be regarded as another evidence of quadrumanous character, 
but it has also been suggested, ami not without reason, that it is sim- 
ply the result of wearing the sandal strap. In the modern foot, on 
the other hand, the reduction in the size of the smaller toe is ascribed 
to the influence of shoes. 

Mr. Mapleson was a witness the other day in a suit which he in- 
stituted to recover the duty paid on some armor and costumes he had 
brought, from England for use on the opera stage. " What is your 
business?" he was asked. " I am an impressario," replied the Colonel 
with lofty dignity. " Well, now tell us, Mr. Mapleson," said the 
lawyer, " what is an impressario?" " An impressario," said Mapleson, 
unbending somewhat and revealing the suggestion of a smile, " is a 
man who tries to please the public and never succeeds." The answer 
was deemed satisfactory. 

A strange phenomenon was witnessed from Grangemouth, Eng- 
land, shortly before sunrise on the 29th ult. A number of miniature 
rainbows, displaying the various colors belonging to the ordinary 
rainbow, appeared in the eastern sky. The aurora remained visible 
Cor some time, being gradually diminished by the rays of the sun, 
and finally passing away in an easterly direction. The phenomena 
were those known under the name of dog-suns. 

M. Duj ardin Beaumetz has reported to the Health Society of Paris 
a remarkable case of hydrophobia. Last November a man, aged 26, 
died at Colombes, near Paris, after presenting every symptom of 
hydrophobia. M. Tachard, the family doctor, ascertained that the 
deceased had once been bitten by a dog in March, 1884, and found, on 
examining the mark of a bite, that the wound^as completely healed. 

An interesting discovery has been made at Lumley mines, North 
Yorkshire, England. During some excavations an oak tree, in an 
almost perfect state, was discovered, measuring 50 feet in length. 
The tree can be traced from its roots nearly to the top. Several sim- 
ilar specimens have also been seen in the mine, which has been vis- 
ited by many geologists. 

From the examination of the papyri and other ancient manuscripts 
belonging to the Austrian Archduke liainer.it appears that block 
printing was known to the Arabs in the ninth century, A text, with 
marginal ornaments, giving Arabic prayers, is found to have been 
printed from one block on a strip of paper. 

The huge Cyclopean walls of Tiryns, which form the principal de- 
fenses, are composed of irregular limestone blocks, many of them 
from six to nine feet long, three wide and three feet high, and Dr. 
Schlieman declares that they were laid without mortar, their weight 
keeping them in position, and the interstices being filled with small 
stones. 

The American colony in Paris numbers about 3,000 people, but the 
shopkeepers say it is worth more to the trade of the French capital 
than its 30,000 Germans and 28,000 Italians combined. Those " good 
Americans " would be greatly missed were the French Government as 
brutal as the German, and Frenchman know it. 

It is reported from Rome that the Pope is about to canonize Joan 
of Arc. While the decision is pending the maid of Orleans has been 
admitted to the title of " venerable." 



Underwear and Gent's Furnishing Goods of the very best quality, 
and embracing all the latest styles, can be found at ,1. W. Carmany's 
Emporium, No. 25 Kearny street. His prices are very low. 

If you call at the Ocean View House you will find there the best 
kind of every class of refreshments; also first-class attendants and 
reasonable prices. 

Messrs. G. T. Marsh & Co., No. 025 Market street, have a complete 
assortment of the higher classes of Japanese goods. 

Tourists* complete outfits at C. Midler's, leading Optician, 135 
Montgomery street, near Bush, opposite the Occidental. 



R. Cutlar (Dentist), Room 104, Phelan's Building, third floor. 
X3TSTJ^ > A.JsrCE- 

BOYLSTON MUTUAL INSURANCE GO. OF BOSTON. 

NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO. OF IRELAND. 

ATLAS INSURANCE CO. OF LONDON. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. 



OFFICE— 309 Sansome Street. San Francisco. 



[January 23.] 



Costiveness permanently cured by " D. D. D.' 



CARD. 
THE WESTERN FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. OF CALIFORNIA. 

TO THE INSURING PUBLIC. 
Notwithstanding the various reports to the contrary, the Western Fire and 
Marine Insurance Company 1ms no intention of withdrawing from busi- 
ness, but invites the generous patronage of the public, as heretofore extend- 
ed to them. P. J. WHITE. President. 

GEO. II. WHEATON, Vice-President. 
GEO. W. SESSIONS, Secretary. 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 
Geo. IT. Wheaton, -Tos. Mcdonough. John Fay, M. Kane, A. Vensano. 

ANGLO-NEVADA ASSORANCE CORPORATION OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— CAPITAL, $2,000,000. 

OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors : 
Louis Sloss, J. B. Haggin, J. Rosenfeld, .1. L. Flood, G. L. ISrander, J. W. 
Mackay, W. F. Whittier, E. E. Eyre, E. L. Grillith, J. Greenebaum, W. Greer 
Harrison. 

W. GREER HARRISON President and Manager 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary | .1. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers— Th e Nev ada Bank of San Francisco. Dee. 5. 

HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 216 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin S300.000 00 

Reinsurance Reserve $275,15707 

Assets January 1, 1885 



^s: l i;,i;.-,s.22 | Premiums si neeorg'izat'n$5,021,759.59 

'"",,501.84 
,616.73 



Surplus for policy holders.. ?s25,963, 68 Losses since organization. ^2,118,501.84 
Net Surplusfover ev'ryth'g) $jr>o,soi>.61 1 Income 1884 



OFFICERS 

J. F. HOUGHTON President I CHAS. R.STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPAKD, . Vice-President I R. II. MAGILL ... . General Agent 
Directors of the Home Mutual Insurance Co.— L. L. Baker. H. L. Dodge, 
J. L. N. Shcpard Johc Curry, J. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterhouse, 
Chauncey Taylor, S. Huff', J. s. Carter, A. K. P. Harmon. April 4. 

THE LARGEST PACIFIC COAST COMPANY. 

FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE~COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

Assets $1,520,894.77 

Losses Paid in Past 22 Years 6,000,000,00 

This company has but about one third as much at risk in San Francisco, 
in proportion to assets, as the average of other home companies, and its 
popularity is attested by the fact that it does the Largest Business on the Pa- 
cific Coast of any company, American or foreign. 

HOME OFFICE: 

Southwest Corner California and Sansome Streets, 

SAN FIIANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 

Agents In all principal localities throughout the United States. 

D.J. STAPLES President! WM. J. DUTTON Secretary 

ALPHEUS BULL Vice-President | E. W. CARPENTER . Ass't Secretary 

August S. 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL $20,000,000. 

Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL $10,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINGHAM & CO General Agent* 

213-215 SANSOME STREET 
R. H. NAUNTON Manager City Department 



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Jan. 23, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



THE TELEPHONE TIT WILLOW. 
He dapped ;it l.i> rhest nml uttered ■ vow, 

Soundinc" Hello, oh! Hullo, oh! Hello! " 
And a coin iwrspiration lu"> paneled hi-* brow 

"Oh, HelTo.ofi! HeUo, oh! lleUo!" 

He Bobbed ami lit- sighed uml In- gTW very pah'. 

And an echo arose like an agonised wail 

A- piercing a* a tan nn a tin (linnn pall, 

•■oh. Hello, oh! Hello, -I.: Hellol" 

It was alnm-i as certain as lift- that his name, 
Waant " Hello. oh! Hello, oh! Hello! 
' Twjs a powerful passion that mnilo him exclaim, 

Oh, Hello, nh! Hello, oh! Hellol " 
Tin- 1 1 lii> voice dropped into a perilous sigh ; 
He perished ripln there ami would you know why? 
Because ttghth lodged in hi?* throat was the cry: 
••oh, Hellol oh! Hello, oh! Hellol" 

—Minneapolis Tribune. 

SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 
ANew Volcano.— Mr. Shipley, the American Consul at Auckland, 

reports t-> tin- state Department the following farts about a new vol- 
cano in the Southern Pacific Ocean : " At daylight 'in October 13, we 
observed dense volumes of steam ami smoke-clouds ascending. We 
Mailed sufficiently mar t«> see that it was a submarine volcanic erup- 
tion. Considering that it was nut prudent to approach any nearer 
that night, we lay-to until morning. We then approached to about 
a distance ol two miles. I have not words to express my wonder and 
surprise at ita changing splendor. Eruptions take place every one or 
two minutes, changing in appearance every second, like a dissolving 
view. I can only say that it was one of the most awfully grand sights 
I ever witnessed on the high seas. As near as I was able to calculate 
the position of the volcano it is about fourteen miles from the island 
"f Honga Tonga. As to the size of the island thrown up, I am unable 
to state it correctly, there being so much steam and clouds hanging 
over it; but [ judge it to be at least two or three miles long and (it) 
feet high, in latitude 20 deg. 21 sec. south, longitude 175 deg. 28 see. 
west. " 

Spherical Mirrors for Solar Signaling.— The panoramic mirrors or 
silvered balls frequently seen in gardens are advocated by Mr. Hatt 
in a note to the French Academy of tseiences for heliogrujdiie pur- 
poses in preference to plane mirrors. Their advantage lies in the 
greater intensity of the Luminous point, which can therefore be seen 
to greater distances. From experiments made by him during the 
past summer, he found that with a sphere of small diameter the im- 
age perceived at 15 kilometres with a lunette had a splendor compar- 
able to that of a star of the second magnitude in a held feebly lighted. 
Such an image, which can be produced at little expense, would, he 
thinks, be useful in topographical triangulation. 

Anisie Acid. — The already long list of new antipyretic remedies has 
been increased by the addition of anisic acid, a substance obtained 
from the oil of anisie seed. It exists under the form of colorless pris- 
maie crystals, soluble in alcohol and ether. It possesses antipyretic 
and antiseptic properties similar to those of salicylic acid. It also in- 
creases arterial tension. It has, however, a mild toxic effect in large 
doses, for when it was injected in large quantities into the veins of 
animals, epileptiform convulsions were caused. It has been em- 
ployed with success as an antiseptic in the treatment of wounds, and 
seems, when employed in this way, to exert no poisonous effect. 

— Gazzetta Medtca. 

Hydrogen in Zinc Dust.— It has long been known that shippers are 
unwilling to carry large quantities of zinc dust in their vessels owing 
to the danger of it getting moist and becoming heated to a dangerous 
extent. Mr. Grevule Williams, F. R. y.,has recently made some 
researches which throw light on this matter. He finds" that wetted 
zinc dust, after drying, gives off nearly double the hydrogen that un- 
wetted dust gives. Hydrogen is absorbed from a moist atmosphere 
at moderate temperature by zinc dust. It has, in fact, the power of 
occluding hydrogen after the manner of spongy platinum. 

Bleaching by Electricity.— Cotton manufacturers in St. Petersburg 
are said to be becoming much interested in the application of elec- 
tricity for the purpose of bleaching cotton and flax fibres as well as 
tissues. The material is steeped in water, which is then decomposed 
by electricity, the oxygen which is thus set free at once acting on the 
fibres. This process, which has already been described in our columns, 
has been found to occupy very considerably less time than the ordi- 
nary one. 

Photographing by a Flash of Lightning.— At the last meeting of 
the Franklin Institute, Professor Houston presented two photographs 
taken on a dark night by the light produced by flashes of lightning, 
in which a building and trees were distinctly shown. They were 
thrown on a screen T>y the aid of Professor Holman's lantern micro- 
scope. The duration of the flash by which the plates were secured 
was estimated at the one-three-hundredth part of a second. 

E. Amsden, late of San Francisco, now of Yokohama, Japan, ex- 
ports (skillfully packed) all classes of goods, from the rarest Curios 
and Works of Art to the moderate grades, and invites correspond- 
ence. No. 18 Yokohama, under Windsor Hotel. 



Mrs. R. G. Lewis, having recovered from her recent illness, is now 

Srepared with the latest styles to see her many customers at her 
ressmaking parlors, Thurlow block, 126 Kearny street. 

BED-ROOM SUITES. 
All the latest designs in different woods now arriving. Prices very 
low at the California Furniture Company, Nos. 220 to 226 Bush street. 

First prize Mechanics' Institute Exposition, 1885. Finest export 
Lager Beer, Fredericksburg Brewing Co. 

Dyspepsia and Indigestion cured by " D. D. D." 



iisrsxjie^^rcE;. 



THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMBINED. 

SWITZERLAND ol Zurich Capital. 6.000.000 Franca HELVETIA Ol si 
Gall— Capital, 10.000,00 IIALOISEnl r.n-1, i apltal, i. 000,000 Frauo 

I beao three c ipeulen arc liable Jointly aiid Boverally lor 

may be sustained, I. made payable In all the principal toaporti of the 

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uDniuvu, i. ,•>.,■> iiiti,i<. iiiiMtim' mi mi nit- pi iuri]nu r 

world, in the sottlemeni nl all •■Ini'in* under an Bmclinh policy, the.™ 
p&nles will strictly adhere to thccondltlo mi adopted al Lloyds 

■"M all 
[June 9.] 



street, Sun Francisco. 



AGGREGATE ASSETS, $46,000,000, 

A Joint Polioy Issued by the Four Companies. 
Imperial Fire Assurance Company of London [Inst. 1803.] 
London Assurance Corpora lion of London [Establish* d i > . 

Royal Charter 1720.] 
Northern Assurance Corporation of London [Estab. 1836.) 
Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool [EBlab. 1857.] 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets, Safe Deposit Building. 



UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO, 

Principal Office 416 California Street 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital $ 750.000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire anil Marine Insurance Co, ol California. 

officers: 

GUSTAVE TOUCHARD. President | N. G. KITTLE Vice-President 

JAS. D.BAILEY Secretary. 

TRANSATLANTIC FIRE INS. CO. OF HAMBURG. 

Capital $1,600,000,00 1 Assets Ian. 1, 1885 $1,037,305.64 

Sorplus 192,968.24| Invested in the U. S. 486,468.37 

GEO. MARCUS & CO., 

2 32 California Street San Francisco, California 

GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATUS 
[Nov. 7.] And Territories West of the Rocky mountains. 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CAsIl ASSETS, (5,260,872 35. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,3-13,908 54. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab, 1851,] 

CASH ASSETS, 41,357,326 39. 

BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
405 California Street, San Francisco. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIREJNSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital ■ $9,260,000 

Cash Assets ?' 7 5J-? 7 5 

Cash Assets in United States 1 ,398,546 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS, 
31 6 Calilornia Street. San Francisco. March 20. 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, Limited, 

Of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000,000 

Capital Paid Up 1,000.000 

Reserue Fund (in addition to Capital) 1,875,000 

Total Assets Jane 30, 1883 6,222,712 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[Sept. 5.] 410 Pine Street. San Francisco. 

HUTCHINSON & MANN 

FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY, 
Nos. 322 and 324 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Capital Represented, $27,000,000. 
E. P. FARNSWORTH, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

The Fire Insurance Association of London. 

W. L. CHALM ERS, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY 

[ESTABLISHED 1«71.] 
FIEB A-ZTSTD ZMZ-AK/IIsriE- 

PRIHCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANS0ME STREET. 

' San Francisco, California. 
A T BRYANT CHAS. H. CUSHING, RICHARD IVERS, 
A. J. J3KI ^ 1 res ' ident Secretary. Vice-President. 
Board of directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'Sullivaji, R. 
Harrison H H Watson, H. Dimond, G. O. McMullin, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 
Ames c' F Buckley, D. Callaghan, M. Mayblum, Richard Ivert,, L. Cun- 
ningham', H. W. Seale. SG P t - 20 - 

"BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

CAPITAL -^_ *- m - m 

AGENTS: 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 
[Nov. 18.] No - 3 ' 6 California Street, San Francisco. 



10 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. 

it makes a difference whose ox is gored. One man may steal a 
horse with impunity whilst another may not so much as look over 
the fence. These thoughts are brought to mind by the course of the 
ever-just Bulletin in regard to an important matter. The United 
States Senate has recently been discussing an amendment by which 
it is to be made unlawful for a Judge of a United States Court to ap- 
point any person to a position therein who is more nearly related to 
him than second cousin. It appears that nepotism is rampant 
throughout the Federal courts of the land, and is leading to corrup- 
tion, money-making by unscrupulous means, favoritism towards 
particular lawyers, harshness towards others, and to scandals that 
are specially objectionable in that they are arising in an atmosphere 
that should' be tree from suspicion or taint of any kind. The Bulletin 
has been at pains to gather up the facts and show how objectionable 
and astonishing they are. From the Atlantic to the Pacific the 
United States District and Circuit Courts are filled with relatives of 
the Judges, and whilst the salaries of their Honors are but $4,000 
each per annum the incomes of their clerks average $10,000. If 
there is not a division of the spoils our knowledge of human nature 
is very much at fault. Of course under such a system the courts are 
run for all that is in them. They are money-making institutions 
from the word go. In some of these courts tardy indeed is the jus- 
tice which is meted out to the poor litigant, whilst, in the case of 
others, the wheels of justice often revolve with a rapidity that is 
dazzling to the eyes, in a sorry plight indeed is that State of whose 
courts all this with truth may be said. 

But we like fair play even in the matter of dealing out censure. 
The Bulletin shows that the Pacific coast is no more free from this 
taint in its Federal Courts than are New York, Ohio, Michigan and 
other places, anil it bears down with a heavy hand upon Judges 
Deady and Sawyer. Its silence about Judge Hoffman would lead the 
uninitiated to suppose that his Honor is as immaculate in this matter 
as he is known to be in some others. The fact, however, is that the 
very worst Court, in the matter of nepotism, which we have on this 
coast, is that over which Ogden Hoffman presides as Judge, and of 
which his half brother, Southard Hoffman, is Clerk. Time was when 
the United States District Court of this city had officers who were 
alike courteous to all, and were reasonably accommodating. But 
that is a good while ago. Since then a marvelous change has come 
over things thereabouts. Xow.il' you want to produce a document 
no matter how long, to prove a fact no matter how small, before a 
Commissioner in the budding in which the Court is held, you cannot 
have it produced, but must pay a most exorbitant price to Clerk Hoff- 
man for a certified copy of it, and when you are asked the reason why, 
you are told that it is " by Judge Hoffman's orders." There are many 
equally obnoxious ways by which money payments are imposed upon 
litigants. And this brings us to the reason why the Bulletin, which is 
so hard on Deady and Sawyer, is altogether silent about Hoffman. 
Some years ago a treaty, offensive and defensive, was entered into 
between two contracting parties. It was a case of "caw me and 
I'll caw thee." " Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." Thus it 
comes that Judge Hoffman throws all the advertising of his Court, 
which was large when the Bankruptcy Act was in operation, into the 
insatiable hopper of the Bulletin, and Ceo. K. Fitch stands by Judge 
Hoffman through thick and thin, and remains silent about that 
nepotism and its consequent evils, which are so dreadful in the 
cases of Deady and Sawyer. That is the true inwardness of the 
business. Two of the most threatening evils of our times thus loom 
up. When it shall become the rule that the press is silenced, and 
(She Courts corrupted, patriots and honest men will have to arise 
and sweep away the money-changers. 



THE SHARON BEQUEST TO THE PARK. 
The use that shall be made of the large sum so generously be- 
queathed by the late Mr. Sharon for the purpose of beautifying the 
golden Gate Park, has at last heen determined by those who had a 
Tight to determine it, and from whose judgment "there is no appeal 
and no desire to take any. The question has been absolutely settled, 
and we are convinced that a large majority of our people will consider 
that it has been wisely settled. A public park is nothing if not at- 
tractive and beautiful in all its surroundings. It should, as rapidly 
as means permit, be made a thing of beauty, in order that it may re- 
main a joy forever. At present it has not a gateway or entrance 
worthy of the name. The decision of Mr. Sharon's trustees is to 
change this, and erect a grand entrance of pure white marble, that 
shall be at once a monument to the generosity of its founder and an 
ornament to the "people's park." It is lit and proper that so con- 
spicuous a public place should be marked by an entrance that shall 
serve to announce, beautify and dignify all that is within. It is fitting 
that the visitor should know when he has reached the beauty spot 
which he is in quest of, ami it is equally right that the entrance should 
create an impression in some sense adequate to that which is beyond. 
We are, in both a positive and negative sense, glad at the decision 
that has been reached. We are positively pleased at the plans adopt- 
ed, and we arc delighted that certain other plans have been rejected. 
The Music Hall proposition was not made in good faith, but was se- 
cretly intended to lead hereafter to a Sunday beer hall. The propo- 
sition was an indirect way of bringing about that which could not be 
accomplished directly. Two of the present Park Commissioners still 
lean to the sacrilegious idea of turning the park into a vast German 
beer garden, and before they are re-appoiuted it w ill be the duty of 
the Governor to hear what a strong opposition party has to say on 
that point. 

An important discovery of silver is reported in the Planchones 
Sierra, in the department of Liqua, Chili. The ore assays U.K.) marks 
to [he cajmi, and the lode runs a league in length. A copper lode has 
also been discovered at Papellon de l'ica. Amongst the latest news 
from Mexican mining districts we note the following: The Legislature 
of Hidalgo has decreed a tax of two per cent, on silver and gold there 
ruined. Shareholders in the Cusihuiriachic Mine have authorized 
the issue of seven per cent, bonds with which to take up the com- 
pany's floating debt. 



CAVING IN OF OUR CITY'S FOREIGN COMMERCE. 

That the commerce of San Francisco i* caving in at more points 
than one, and is menaced almost along the whole line, does not ad- 
mit of a doubt. The Northern Pacific Railroad lias already tapped 
our northern trade with Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington 
Territory, and the southern connection with Guaymas must 
necessarily cut off from us all the country along that route and to 
the south of it, and thus, instead of claiming as we once did. with 
some show of reason, the entire Pacific Coast of this continent as a 
dominion that our commerce might enter upon and conquer we 
find ourselves hemmed in between two parallels of latitude, the one 
to the north and the other to the south of us. San Diego and 
Wilmington are already active competitors for what remains, and 
SOOn Port Harford on the south and Humboldt Day on the north 
will be the confines of the coast area, tributary to the port of San 
Francisco, and even then competition from Port Costa and other 
places on the " right side " of the bay will trouble us not a little. 
Nor is this all. Our foreign commerce seawards is likely to be 
turned into other channels. The completion of the Panama Canal 
will at once deprive us of the trade we now do with Mexico and 
South American ports. The threatened opposition steam lines from 
Victoria, B. C, will, we fear, outgeneral us in the matter of com- 
merce with Japan, China and Australia, and what then will be left to 
us? We are conscious that we are drawing a sombre picture, yet 
whnt intelligent man, who knows what is going on, can point to a 
single danger we have indicated that is not imminently threatening 
at tins moment? 

It is all very well to repeat the happy euphonisms of our younger, 
more enthusiastic and more imaginative days. But the endless rep- 
etition of tall phrases will not bring about the accomplishment of tall 
facts. It used to sound pretty to say that ours was " the one great 
port of the Pacific," " that we could have no competitors, as New York 
has," and that " the commerce of all the countries bordering upon 
the Pacific must he ours by right of our position on the map of the 
world." All these might have been made true bad we used the right 
methods to conquer success. We have allowed many undoubted ad- 
vantages to be stolen away from us. We fear the truth lias been that 
the winning of foreign commerce has not been, and is not now, our 
forte. We have not yet adopted the commercial ways of the world. 
We understand " steamer days," but know little about foreign drafts 
at HO, (ill and 00 days' sight. 'We trust nobody, and but few people 
trust us. We send our goods no further than we can reach them with 
a state attachment. Our merchants so crippled their capital in stork 
deals, that as a rule they have not to this day so far recovered as to 
he able to swing a foreign trade, no matter how profitable it might be. 
The News Letter ventures to say that our trade with China and Aus- 
tralia might have been five times what it is if it had been followed up 
from the first with intelligence, enterprise and adequate capital. These 
are plain truths, that should be looked squarely in the face. There is 
time yet to recover much lost ground. We think we shall be doing 
our city and its people a service by devoting space to this subject, and 
shall do so from time to time. The Chamber of Commerce and Board 
of Trade cannot do better than help us to bring these topics prom- 
inently before the public. 



SHAMELESS OFFICIAL NEGLECT. 
In last "week's issue of the News Letter we made a slight mis- 
take in including No. 23 Ellis street among the houses which are 
used for immoral purposes. That building is occupied by Denis 
Kearney as an employment office, and that very fact in itself consti- 
tutes another strong reason why the authorities should exercise the 
powers thev possess for the purpose of purifying the neighborhood in 
question. It is a scandalous outrage that virtuous young women 
who are searching for honest employment should, in prosecuting that 
search, be brought face to face with gilded immorality in its most se- 
ductive form. Such surrroundings cannot fail to ixereise a demoral- 
izing influence on the minds of these young women, and it should be 
the duty of organized society to protect them from such contamina- 
tion. It was for this purpose, principally, that the laws and ordi- 
nances relating to disorderly and immoral houses were enacted. 
Why arc not these laws and ordinances enforced? Why do not the 
police authorities drive these dens of iniquity off' this prominent 
street, where their presence is an insult to every virtuous woman 
and a menace to the good morals of society? As we remarked last 
week, the existence of such places must be regarded as a necessary 
evil. But it is not necessary that they be allowed to exist on leading 
thoroughfares, and to flaunt their depravity in the very face of so- 
ciety. On the contrary, it is necessary that they be compelled to 
hide themselves in out of the way. places, and the police authorities 
should compel them to do so. We have drawn the attention of the 
authorities to this matter in such a public way that they cannot 
pleat) the baby act or excuse future inaction on the ground of igno- 
rance. If they do not do their duty the Grand Jury should find "out 
the reason why. 



WE ARE SO SORRY. 
The "News Letter" is in receipt of a somewhat incoherent 
letter from Messrs. Hofmann & Womne, whose letter-head an- 
nounces them to be pork and provision packers and dealers in all 
kinds of fresh and corned meats. This letter states that unless we 
" take back" the statements made in a "Town Crier" item of last 
week in relation to the vile smells prevailing near the corner of Post 
and Montgomery streets, we shall be proceeded against " legally." 
The item alluded to states that the odors of decayed and decom- 
posing substances arising in the neighborhood referred to penetrate a 
distance of several blocks. We desire to " take back" or qualify the 
original statement to the extent of saying that these vile smells do 
not penetrate a greater distance than a quarter of a block, but within 
that distance they are generally foul enough to breed a pestilence. 
We now demand that the Beard of Health examine into this 
notorious nuisance, and take such steps as may be necessary in order 
to " legally " abate it. 



Jan. 28, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



II 



TOWN CRIER. 

"Hear the Crier What the devil an 

"Ouo that uill play the ili'vll, sir, with you." 



Kn this age of ceremonies and hyiwxrisiea. In this day of nut ward 
■hams and inward i '••in e.iltnciits, nothing appeals t.' tin- philanthrop- 
ist, or warm- his --"ill mid cheers In- gase, like frank, unaffected, 
Independent, honesl enjoyment. When the T. ('. left his quiet home, 
liwt week, to attend n representation ni the Block CVooJfc, he was pre- 
pared i" enjoy wincthing in the spectacular line to revel in the un- 
real and to delight in innocent delusion. He did not eounl upon n 
treat ol quite n different organization, ;in exhibition (free) which was 
offered him by ;i sol of nctors in the everyday drama of life, who 
brought their lunch to the California Theatre and munched ii in h 
beautiful and touching unconsciousness ol the amused aorutiny of 
the surrounding spectators. The /'. ('. '* attention was first arrested 
by the smiling aspect of a bald-headed old gentleman, whoso general 
style smacked of Milpitas. He was accompanied by an unfledged 
youth and two remarkable examples of the female persuasion. He 
entered the theatre Laden with two large newspaper packages, which 
diffused the agreeable odor of warm crullers, ami, having seated him- 
self and party, he proceeded to set forth the spread upon the eight 
eagerly extended knees. The T, C. is not, by nature, curious, but 
there was something in that newspaper which was not crullers, and 
whose nature was perplexing to the point of madness. Whatever it 
was, they picked it ; they took it up in their lingers— that is to say, 
portions oi it— and picked it with succulent ami noisy enjoyment. 
The r. C stood it as long as he could, and then he walked over to 
thai side of the aisle ami looked into that newspaper— his New Eng- 
land nostril had not deceived him. The first odor was crullers, and 
the other substance proved to be Chad Lugs. In all tin' 7'. < '.\- chec- 
quered career he has never met any thing which administered sueh a 
Shock to his nervous system as this discovery. Manv a peanut has 
Keen shelled and swallowed beneath tin < 'alifornia's dome, but it is 
im. re than probable that the walls which have echoed to the ringing 
of Ristori's voice, to the passion of Adelaide Ncilson and the tearful 
eloquence of Rose Etynge, have seldom frowned upon anything as in- 
appropriate as crab legs and crullers to the music of the fitikado ballet. 

The small boy, with a wild and disheveled shirt, a poverty-stricken 
cap, a soiled and sad countenance, and a hunch of lead pencils, has 
grown to he a marked and conspicuous feature of San Francisco. 
This small!boy is not one but many ; yet t lie re is no shade of difference 
ever to be found in his personnel. His shirt is invariably open, usually 
displaying a fairly plump and prosperous person, which, contrary to 
his youthful expectation, does not inspire a tearful pity in the eves 
of the beholder. His expression is a fair counterfeit of misery — his 
voice an agonized whine; his speech departs not a hairsbreadth from 
the formula originally adopted as a good method of wringing the 
elusive dime from the pocket of the passer-by. 

" Pleas'gunnieadiniean'lemmegetsoinethiiAoeat? M 

This phrase slips tiff his accustomed tongue with an oily ease. The 
forefinger of his small right hand brushes away the imaginary tear of 
an imaginary misery with the regularity and precision of clock-work 
in good running ortler. The T. C. must confess that the iir.st time 
the cleverly-turned phrase and the artfully-anted appeal met his eye 
and ear, lie yielded uncompromisingly and bestowed ten cents upon 
the young scoundrel, but this pardonable folly brought its swift and 
terrible punishment. The small boy thenceforth marked him for his 
own, and it is now the T. C.'s accustomed habit to meet him, on an 
average, twenty times a day. This familiarity has bred within the 
T. C. not only contempt, but also weariness, and in despair of ever 
shaking this little old man of the sea from his shoulders, he must ap- 
peal for protection to the police, who had best turn an eye to this im- 
portunate swarm of vagrant imps, and rid the city of an unnecessary 
nuisance. 

A peculiar characteristics of the female temperment is a desire to 
laugh when particularly enraged. This is not a cheerful and joyous 
laugh, but a sour and constrained cackle, which is full of a concen- 
trated bitterness. The T. C.'s wife has brought this laugh down to a 
line point, which cuts like the blade of a knife. To avoid person- 
alities, the T. C. will leave his family out of the question, however, 
and quote from observations foreign to his household. When two 
women engage in argument and one is utterly routed, does she evince 
any of the ordinary signs of defeat? No! She laughs. When a 
woman is heated to 'an exhibition of superiority from one of her own 
sex, does she betray mortification? Does she appear humbled? Does 
she confess to admiration or envy? No! She laughs. She infuses 
into this Laugh ten shades of meaning. It becomes, beneath the 
skillful feminine touch, anything from a war-whoop, which carries 
terror in its blast, to a nasty little sound that tickles the ear and in- 
flames the temper. The T. C. don't like it. No man does— at least 
no married man. It's sound is most frequently heard by the mar- 
ried man, very late at night, after he has been detained at the office 
or out on political business, and, after his first experience with it, the 
young husband is never deluded by this sound of merriment into the 
supposition that his wife is glad to see him. 

The T. C. is perfectly willing to bear not only his own share of the 
burdens of this life, hut such loads of bis neighbors as the kindness 
of his large and generous soul prompts him to assume; but — he must 
draw the fine somewhere, and he here publicly declares that he will 
not carry any more men home in the cars tin his individual elbow. It 
is the r.C'.'s invariable custom to go home to dinner about 6 o'clock. 
It is also the invariable custom of a Hebrew merchant of this city, 
and the consequence is that they usually strike the same car. The 
T. (7., being light and active, secures the first seat, and the Hebrew 
merchant places himself beside him, opens the evening paper, and 
from that moment reclines confidingly in the T. C.'s arms until he 
reaches Gough street. The T. C. should judge, from intimate per- 
sonal experience, that this gentleman weighs something in the neigh- 
borhood of six hundred pounds. The T. C. will cheerfully pay his 
car-fare, if this something is expected of him; but from this hour he 
firmly refuses to support nim entirely. 



The T. 0. would, pmbabh , be happier wen 
mon I lav. lie would, under such circumstance 



I of a Coin- 
nblcd tii glide 
harmoniously through life without that continual lanii 
HensibUiUes which intercourse with the herd now brings. He 
be enabled to quietly and uncomplainingly accept, at the hands ol 
fellow men in society, thai nidi eneas, vanity, 

foppishness and hlutancy which arc among their prominent eli 
tcristics. lie would be able to return, in kind, the bub incivilities 
and discourtesies of the day. He Would have been enabled last week 
to submit, as a matter of course, to the brutal nggn nd un- 

pardonable rudeness ol two young men, well-known in the cir 

the upper ten, who rendered v fori difficult ami enjoyment tiupon 

sibte at the lUish-st reet Theatre, on the opening night ol Alice Harri- 
son in Hot Water. These representatives of "our hest society " en- 
tered late, and crowded past the T. f '. and the lady who accompanied 
him to their reserved seats without a word of apology. Tiny carried 

their overcoats in a position to gracefully wipe oil' the bonnets ,,\ tin- 
ladies in the scats in front; they slammed themselves into place; they 
dropped their canes on the Moor with a loud rattle; they laughed, 
joked and guyed the audience; they talked familiarly about" Nettie " 
and ■• Mattie" across the house; they discussed personalities, and in- 
dulged in a free mention of name- ; (bey tramped in and out between 

each act, bringing back with them a refreshing Havor of cloves ami 
COffee; they succeeded, during one triumphal entry, in knocking a 
lady s bouquet from her bands, stepping on it. and leaving it, as a 

sort n! floral tribute to their assininity, in the center of the aisle, with 
a magnanimous, "Beg pardon, I'm Eftialr," vaguely directed toward 
theolVt-nded party. 

The "Bay City," as country people are fond of styling San Fran- 
cisco, has the reputation of being the worst place of its size known 
to the United States. Enthusiastic residents, of which the T. C. is 
proud to be known as one, are fond of denying this imputation, but 
it must be confessed that they have not always truth and justice al- 
lied to their enthusiastic defense, and as long as the authorities per- 
mit establishments, a la " Harry Kill's," of New York, to run com- 
fortably all night, San Francisco will be at some trouble to disclaim 
slander. On Stockton street, above Market, is a saloon of unassum- 
ing outward expression, whose doors nightly close upon scenes of 
drunkenness ami debauchery, the disgusting details of which could 
scarcely appear in our columns. This place runs tm the reputation 
of being a " Dance Hall," and young girls are enticed to their ruin 
within its walls by " professionals," undercover of an invitation to a 
dance. The company at these entertainments is usually mixed ; there 
is a regular set, which does duty nightly, and there is, we regret to 
say, a fair sprinkling of the "would-be" men about town, who are 
too anxious to be considered fast to pause and discriminate in the 
quality of vice. A line of hacks stand, with unfailing regularity, 
each morning before the doors of this saloon, to convey intoxicated 
men and women to their homes, after the innocent recreation of the 
past twelve hours is concluded. The T. (.'. is under the firm impres- 
sion that the police and other bodies in authority must be ignorant 
of the existence of this den, or he would not so far presume as to 
publicly call attention to the matter. 

The average dramatic critic would appear in a better light before 
the thinking public did he refrain from the title of critic altogether- 
did he style himself " Paid Praiser of all Performances," or some 
other euphonious or alliterative appellation which may strike his 
fancy and hit somewhere near the truth. With not more than two 
exceptions, the theatrical criticisms published in San Francisco news- 
papers are merely another column of the advertising department. 
There is no just and reliable guide offered the public taste. There is 
no necessity for effort on the part of the performer, no call for liter- 
ary excellence on the part of the author, as the manager of the 
theatre regulates the opinion of the press by the length, breadth and 
frequency of his advertisement. This is not a question that can, in 
justice, be answered by one paper. There should, on the contrary, be 
a universal resolution taken to employ just, competent and clever 
critics on each paper, and allow them to write a truthful and well- 
digested view ot every performance. If all papers were equally im- 
partial, the result, from an advertising view, would be the same, and 
the San Francisco public would gain what it at present is sorely in 
Qeed of — that is, some just and intelligent dramatic critics, who will 
educate popular taste and force an improvement into popular drama. 
The dramatic critic himself would thereby gain in proportion, since 
he would then be enabled to demonstrate his capacity and supply 
original ideas in place of the stereotyped compliments which remain 
" set up for use " in the printing offices of all San Francisco daily 
newspapers. 

There maybe nothing in the dialogue of Hot. Water to enthrall the 
senses or to hold the fancy spellbound, but such as there is, the aver- 
age man in the audience 'having paid for the privilege, would possi- 
bly like to judge for himself, and the two society idiots, in the fourth 
row of the dress-circle, were largely mistaken in imagining that 
their conversation in any way repaid the T. C. for what nonsense 
from the stage they made it impossible to hear. A fragment of this 
dialogue, however,' the T. C. is pleased to print: 

'• Blanked if I care much for this, you know." 

" Naw ! don't either. Seen too much good actin' in my day. She's 
a gay little devil, though !" 

"You bet. Look at her. Pants fit well, don't they? Does the 
1 full business' very neatly." 

" Good 'miff. Look at Nettie giggling over it," etc., etc., ad nau- 
seam. 

This is a fair sample of the elevating tone of the conversation 
which frequently falls upon the T. C.'s unwilling ear at the theatre. 
The conversation of men among themselves is a fair sample of their 
unaffected and undressed natures. These are the men who know 
everybody, are invited everywhere and have everything which society 
can offer. These are our society young men, and with a fairly good 
understanding, and a brain capable of reasoning power to some de- 
gree, the T. C. cannot see what entitles them to their position. 

WhenKo-Ko asked Katisha, " Do you think you are sufficiently 
decayed?" he did not necessarily imagine she came from the cellar 
under the Market on Post, above Montgomery street. 



12 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



A GREAT EFFORT. 

Mr. Editor: It is only at the earnest solicitation of a large portion 
of the readers of your religious journal that I emerge from my sa- 
cred retirement to solicit from you the favor that you will publish in 
your pious paper the expiring effort of a budding genius. The young 
man to whom I allude has been for many years the pet of Society's 
upper circles. He has all the virtues and no vices, excepting the fact 
that lie has sometimes been caught with three aces up Ins sleeve, 
which is a small sin in comparison to the construction of a corner in 
grain or jilting the woman you board with. 

This young man donned the golden slippers, and went up to his 
house and lot in glory, last Sunday, under the most distressing cir- 
cumstances, lie had' just returned from a cruise on pilot boat No. 
2, and feeling under some obligation for the social amenities extend- 
ed him by her gallant commander, T. J. Knipe, he decided, in a fatal 
moment, to place the names of twenty pilots high on the roll of fame, 
through the medium of a poem. But the effort was too much. He 
finished the poem, but was raving mad for four days, when death 
came last Sunday and furnished him with a new pair of wings, and 
he vanished. I was with him at the end. His last request was to 
have " Hovle's Manual," " Paradise Regained" and a bottle of XXX 
ale laid on'his breast and buried with him, and to have his poem pub- 
lished as a warning to young men to stick to grain and three aces. 
The following are the lines; 

To Tiif. Public. 
Tis just and right the world should learn, 
How twenty men their ducats earn, 
Taking their station, turn and turn, 

To face the stormy billows. 
Protecting commerce on the seas, 
While underwriters take their .ease, 
And merchant princes, when they please, 

Rest on their downy pillows. 
'Tis also meet the world should know 
Who guides the ships that come and go 
Through tides that swiftly ebb and flow 

Through our port's rocky borders. 
Each stately ship, from lands afar, 
May safely cross the dangerous bar; 
The pilot, like a guiding star, 

Is there to give the orders. 
No matter how the night wind raves, 
No matter how the sea behaves, 
lie calmly breasts the treacherous waves, 

Nor ever shows white feather. 
He guides his ship through densest fog 
By aid of compass, lead and log, 
Nor ever tastes a drop of grog 

In any kind of weather. 
Twenty such model men as these, 
Exposed to every stormy breeze 
That sweeps our wild Pacific seas, 

Deserve a place in story. 
The trading world should know the name, 
The when and why and whence they came, 
These twenty men — whose deathless fame 

Surrounds our port with glory. 
From Boston, first upon the list, 
Is Domett, known as stub and twist, 
The prowess of whose iron fist 

The pilots all remember. 
Nantucket sent the great O'Neal, 
An iron man, with nerves of steel; 
He ne'er was known to miss a meal 

From New Year's to December. 
Matthews and Meyer, Jones and Reed 
Have each performed heroic deed 
By serving vessels, in their need, 

With pilot in mid-ocean. 
Mohan and Murphy, Boyd and Wall, 
Four pious men from Donnegall ; 
They never miss the church's call 

To Sabbath Day's devotion. 
Johnson and Trask, and T. J. Knipe, 
Are pilots of superior type; 
They never touch cigar or pipe, 

They drink no wine at dinner. 
Three moral men, brimful of spunk, 
They came from Eastern Soceohunk;. 
Each brought a bible in his trunk 

To christianize the sinner. 
Castle and Kortz, from Britain's sod, 
And Barber, known as Tommy Dod, 
Ami Eugene Freeman, from Cape Cod, 

Are men of mind and mettle. 
When Rogers, Dolliver and Ott 
Were born, the record telleth not; 
The doubt about the honored spot 

Old time will never settle. 
Rogers descended, some men claim, 
From great Sir John, who died in flame, 
A martyr for bis Savior's name, 

On Smithfield's bloody altar. 
Of Ott's descent strange tales are told — 
Some say his ancestors of old 
Roamed the North Sea, like pirates bold, 

And just escaped the halter. 
Dolliver the pilots call Lord John; 
Graceful and cultured, full of ton, 
His like the sun ne'er shown upon— 



' The Oak 



He never was a baby. 

No woman e'er gave him a slap; 

He never sat in nurse's lap; 

He'd scorn the girl that gave him pap- 
He nursed a bottle, maybe. 

These brave old men are bald and gray; 

The storm and rain and ocean spray 

Hath washed their youth and strength away; 
They'll last but few more Summers. 

Good-bye, my worthy salt-sea kings! 

You have th'e peace" that virtue brings, 

And hone to have the lovliest wings 
In Heaven, to fit new comers. 
," January 23. 1886. The Parson. 



THE LEADING DRESSMAKER. 
The ladies of San Francisco will be pleased to learn that Mrs. R. 
G. Lewis, the well-known dressmaker, whose parlors are located in the 
Thurlow Block, Kearny street, has completely recovered from her re- 
cent indisposition, and is now prepared to undertake the execution of 
all orders committed to her charge. Mrs. Lewis has long been noted 
for the remarkable aptitude which she possesses for fitting her pa- 
trons with garments which are perfect in every symmetrical detail, 
as well as for the exquisite taste she displays in arranging draper)' 
and blending colors so that the figure, features and complexion are 
set off to the best possible advantage. In addition to keeping abreast 
of the most recent Parisian and New York fashions, Mrs. Lewis pos- 
sesses those truly artistic perceptions which enable her to originate 
and modify styles so that no two of the dresses she turns out look 
alike, even though the material used in their manufacture are of a 
similar pattern. The natural and obvious result is that fashionable 
ladies of San Francisco can he as completely satisfied by Mrs. Lewis 
as they could be if they left their orders with the more pretentious 
dressmakers of New York or Paris. Another thing, although Mrs. 
Lewis is in every respect a first-class artist, her prices are no higher 
than those charged by persons who are altogether destitute of her 
taste and ability. San Francisco ladies of fa-Orion who have once en- 
joyed the advantages of Mrs. Lewis' services will have no other dress- 
maker. 

Sick-Headache relieved at once by " D. D. D " 



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Jan. '-'•;. 1880. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



13 



BIZ." 



Tin- three leading Import staples will command our attention nt 

this time Coffee, Sugar and Rice, thi' Imports of Coffee inw this 

iMirt daring the past year Aggregated -'.' MH.C85 tt»., and is the Inrgesl 

in any previous year ol "ur existence. In UM the Imports were 

:-u n.-.. and the two largest pn 1 1 lino years' imporlntions were 

ih rifetinnd 1882 respective ,947,022 Ihs. of the former 

and 21,719,012 ft*, in the latter year. The chief sonrceof supply of 
this staple is Central America. Our Kxpurts .ol Coffee byscaareon 
an average much less than 1,000,000 lbs. ; l>nt our shipments overland, 
chiefly i«> Chicago ami St. Louis, have averaged over 3,000.000 lbs. 
tin last m\ years. Mr. R. Hockofler, the compiler of these statistics, 
places the consumption of the Pacific coast for the year 1886 fit 1,401.- 
ii; H- . « hi. h i- the largest year's cnnsdmptiolj on record, though 
the yearly average, for the hi~'t decaile. will exceed 1,000,000 lbs. The 
average price "f strictly good green ' liiateinala; for the year 1885, was 
.; I^s|, 11.77..; [883, ll.S''.\'\ Tin- Coffee business during 
l^s.-, was not ii profitable one, either to Importers or dealers. 

Sugar. -The total imports Foreign by sen in UJ85, 178,071,184 lbs., 
and ui 1884, 153,183,610 b>s. The receipts "f Eastern Refined during 
1885 fell off to 276,580 Bis. against 2,101,219 lbs. in 1884. Our exports 
bj sea in 1885, 3,743,712 lbs. ; in 1884, 2, i:: i.ms 11, s. The estimated pro- 
duct of Beet Sugar, in 1885,1,343,148 lbs.; in 1884,2,134,273 lbs. (lur 

Thirf Mipplv ol Raw Sugar continues t me from Hawaii, being in 

1885 156,143,670 lbs. ; in 1884, t28,850,!)65 lbs. Manilla comes s id, 

in 1885, 15,533.273 lbs.; in 1884, 21,392,561 lbs. During 1885imports 
from Central Ajuerica reached 6,060,957 uV., n-minst 1,725,862 lbs. in 

1884. Shipments of Sugar overlaiul in IS84, 38,615,750 lbs.; in 1885, esti- 
mated 50,000,000 lbs. The competition between the local Sugar refineries 
(California and American) has been verv great during the year 1884, 
contrasting greatly with the cordial and amicable relations existing 

in years preceding, and this will in tint fur the very low prices ruling 

here all the year tor both Maws and Refined, and will account for the 
light receipts from the East and the increased shipment overland for 
the Territorial supply, heretofore getting stuck from the East. The 
Hawaiian .tui. of Sugar for 1886 is estimated at ln.non to 12,000 tons 
greater than that of 1885 just marketed. The American Refinery have 
contracted for 55,000,000 lbs. of the Island product, and the greater 
portion of the balance will go t" the California Refinery, although 
heretofore the latter controlled the hulk of the Island crop. We look 
f.,r a sharp competition between the Refineries in 1886. 

Rice— The imports of Hawaiian in 1884, 72,669 bags of 106tbs. each; 

1885, 91,160 bags of inn Sis. each. Imports of China, 722,877 mats. 
Stock of latter on hand January 1, 1886, 261,086 mats. Stock of Ha- 
waiian mi hand January 1. 1886, 1,200 bags of 100 lbs. each. The im- 
ports of Hawaiian in 1885 were 25,000 bogs less than in 1884. Last 
sales of Hawaiian, ex Consuello, 4%c. 

Teas— Imports from China and Japan in 1885, 1,201,192 pkgs. 
Shipments in transit overland have been largo. The business is 
largely centered in three or four importing houses, vet every jobbing 
grocery 7 house claims itself to be an importer; Ot course, the busi- 
ness is much scattered. Siegfried it Branilenstein and Macondray 
& Cp. are. perhaps, the largest importers, but Castle Bros, hold their 
own. and there are others whose names do not occur to us. 

Native Wines — Exports of California Wines by sea, in 1885, were 
1,229,521 galls., being 124,146 galls, in excess of 'that of 1884. The 
overland shipments ore not fully completed (or rather written up for 
the" press), but it is said by the Merchant that our whole wine ship- 
ments for the year 1885 will' approximate 4,500,000 galls., the average 
cost about 80c. $ gall. New York is our largest buyer, Mexico second 
in the list, Central America third, and the Hawauan Islands fourth 
in the list, balance scattering. 

Lumber Charter— The Br. ship St. Cloud, 1,525 tons, loads Lumber 
at Hastings' Mills, B. C for Shanghai. 

Freights— Br. ship (iron) Cambrian Queen, 1,300 tons, Wheat to 
Cork, U. K... £1 10s.; direct port, £1 7s. Od. Br. iron ship Brynhilda, 
1,450 tons, Wheat to Cork, U. K., £1 10s. ; direct port, £1 7s. Cd, short 
lay days. 

Mararora.— This new, fine British steamer sailed for Honolulu and 
Sydney on the 17th inst., carrying Passengers and Government 
Mails, and for cargo to Honolulu, 328 bbls: Flour, 566 cs. Potatoes, 

350 pkgs. Provisions, 500 cs. Canned G Is and Mdse. ; value, $31,- 

600; and in Treasure, $25,000. To Sydney— 34,150 lbs. Broom Corn, 

sin cs. Canned Goods, 500 1 rs, 8,567 gals. Oil and Mdse.; value, 

$17,7311. To Auckland— 7,783 lbs. Broom Corn, 950 cs. Salmon, 245 
cs. Canned Goods, 3,500 lbs. Dried Fruit, 10 flics. Quicksilver; value, 
$7,878. To Wellington— 250 cs. Canned Goods, 1,500 lbs. Dried Fruit, 
5,000 ft. Lumber, etc. ; value, $2,420. To Dunnedin— 100 cs. Salmon, 
1,500 lbs. Dried Fruit, etc. ; value, $3,196. To Brisbane— 125 cs. Sal- 
mon; value, $525. To Canterbury— 50 cs. Salmon; value, $350. To 
Melbourne— General Mdse; value, $1,932. To Christchuruh— 1,500 
lbs. Dried Fruit. 

Honolulu.— The schr. Canute, hence January 14th, had for cargo 
135 bbls. Flour, 2,060 Posts, 300 M. Shingles, 50,000 lbs. Salt, 500 bags 
Barley and Mdse.; value. $8,261. Bark Ferris S. Thompson, 23 days 
thence, had 14,546 bags Sugar. The schr. Eureka, 17 days thence, had 
for cargo 900 bags Rice, 7,509 sks. Sugar, 324 bchs. Bananas, etc. 

Hokodate.— Br. ship Hudson, 28 days thence, had for cargo 2,061 
tons Sulphur. 

New York— Pacific Mail S. S. San Bias, hence January 15th for the 
Isthmus, carried en route to New York 50.022 lbs. Borax, 4,971 ctls. 
Barley, 300,000 lbs. Pig-Lead, 17,000 galls. Wine, etc.— Value, $35,402. 

Central America— The San Bias hence carried 3,192 bbls. Flour, 
12,500 lbs. Pig-Lead, 6,100 lbs. Malt, 9,324 Bis. Rice, 700 galls. Wine, 
etc.— value, $22,568. 

Mexico— The San Bias hence carried 1,000 lbs. Cinnamon, 2,249 lbs. 



Dried Fruit, 156 Green Fruit, 118 bbls. Flour, 200 Halm Qulcksll 
ver, ISO R. U. Roils, 100,00(1 Shingles, 3,070 lbs. Bops and Mdse. 



Flour, 157,800 lbs. 



carried in transit 



■ 18,300, 
Panama The San Bias hence carried 128 bbls 

Ili.'e and Mdse, Value, $8,772. 

England The San Bias, hence for the Isthmui 
lor England 25 cs. and lulls. Furs — value, 927,636. 

Demarara— The San Bias carried hence 3.1 bdU. and Mdse. value, 

J280. 

South America— The San Bios carried hence 2,ikki lbs, Kice anil 
Mdse.— value, $1,170. 

Ship Carrolton. hence for New York, January 14th, carried 514,- 
909 lbs. Borax, 1,168 gals. Native Brandy, 700 sks. Beans, lOOcs. Bu- 
hacb, 14,208 ctls. Barley, 090,000 lbs. Pig Lead. 123,700 lbs. Mustard 
Seed. 16,435 gals. Whale Oil, 413,955 lbs. Chrome Ore, I6,nnn gals. 
Wine. 239,731 lbs. Wool, etc. 

Kjahului.— Schr. Ida Schnauer, 17 days from the Islands, brought 

5,342 hags Sugar. Brig .1. D. Bpreckels, 21 days thence, had 

Sugar. 

Liverpool. — Br. ship Arago, 125 days thence, had for cargo 9,300 
hxs. Tin Plate, 101 tons Coke, 10,080 bags Salt, 1,000 bbls. Her. 
Chemicals, etc. 

Hongkong. — Br. stmr. Gaelic, 27 days thence, via Yokohama IT 1 ., 
days, had for cargo 19.138 mats Rice, 1,729 pkgs. Tea, 5,000 pkgs. 
Mdse. In transit to go overland, 1,296 pkgs. Silk, 909 pkgs. Tea, etc. 
To British Columbia, 350 pkgs. Mdse. To Central and South America, 
4,400 mats Rice and 116 pkgs. Mdse. 

Antwerp. — Ship Armenia, hence Jan. 15th, carried 52,596 ells. 
Wheat; value, $72,000. 

Galapagos Island.— Schr. Dashing Wave, 38 days thence, had for 
cargo 996 Fur and 2,369 Hair Sealskins, to Lydne it Hough. 



The following persons have been cured by using " D. D. D." : Ceo. 
West, Redwood City; Mrs. A. Boyle, 713 Minna street ; .1. II. Bremer 
(grocer), corner Vallejo and Larkin; S. fi. Whitney, 433 Franklin 
street; S. M. Runyon (Goodyear Rubber Co.), 579 Market street, Sun 
Francisco; I. S. Foorman, 2,022 California street. San Francisco, 
Gal.; S. W. Ncal (with Law, King & Law), 240 Montgomery street, 
San, Francisco; J. M. Wright, 2,519 Sacramento street, San Francisco; 
Mrs. F. A. Homan, Perry, New York; Mrs. S. <!. Bennett, 717 Post 
street, San Francisco; Mrs. A. T. Tuttle, Perry, New York; 11. II. 
Creignton, 330% Montgomery street, San Francisco; Mrs. D. D. 
Wakelee (wife of real estate dealer), Mountain View, Santa Clara Co.. 
Cal. ; A. Roos (of Roth & Co.), 214 and 216 Pine street, near San- 
some, San Francisco; Mrs. A. S. Robinson, 3 Torren's ( lourt, oil' Clay 
street, between Hyde and Larkin; Mrs. L. Mann, 622 Sutter street, 
San Francisco ; and many others. 

Members of fraternal societies who wish to obtain gorgeous regalias, 
and military and naval officers who desire perfect fitting uniforms, 
are recommended to go to Messrs. J. M. Litchfield & Co., Military 
Outfitters, etc., No. 415 Montgomery street. This firm carries a 
splendid stock of society paraphernalia anil military trappings. 

The Christmas number of the Cincinnati Graph ir is an exceptionally 
interesting publication, both in illustration and letterpress. It con- 
sists of some 33 pages, besides 7 suriplimental illustrations, and is in 
all respects a production which is highly creditable to its publishers 
and editors. 

If you want something very delicious for lunch, dinner or supper, 
get some of those luscious Baltimore Transplanted Oysters, at Mor- 
aghan's stalls, Nos. 68 and 69 California Market. Nothing like them 
has ever been seen in San Francisco. 

A Wise Precaution!— Use Muller's fine Pebble Spectacles, 135 
Montgomery street, near Bush. 

If you want to get high-class works of Japanese Art, go to G. T. 
Marsh ,fc Co., No. 625 Market street, under the Palace Hotel. 



PIANOS 



CHAS. S. EATON, 733 Market Street. 

Sold ou Installments. June 13. 



THOMAS PRICE'S ASSAY OFFICE AND CHEMICAL LABORATORY, 

524 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California. 

IS- COIN RETURN ON ALL BULLION DEPOSITS IN 24 HOURS. 

CAREFUL ANALYSES MADE OF 
ORES, METALS, SOILS, WATERS AND ALL 

inSTTJTJSTE.I-A-Ij JPE.OXJTJ-CTS. 

WORKING TESTS. June 20. 

HAZELTOU BEOS' 

J^IsTXJ HEJVLJVEE &c XiOdNTG. 



E. L. G. STEELE & CO,, 

(Successors to C. ADOLPHE LOW & CO.), 
SH1 ppiNG AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

—AGENTS— 

American Sugar Refinery and "Washington Salmon Cannery 



14 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



MAG'S LETTER. 
Dear N. L.: I'm in a kind o' disgrace up fco Headquarters (meanin 1 
out shebang). Yon see I was a sort o' sassy to ma, 'n the old Judge 
combined, 'n as a matter o' course you bet I caught it. But now just- 
let me tell you, 'n sue if you think t I was so very much to blame, 
after all. First for all, you onghter lie a girl or woman to know just 
exactly how it feels to be eternally pow-wowed 'bout gettin' married. 
Why, sakes alive, /can't make the men propose, can IV An' then, 
too, I ain't gettin' old 'n dried up, so ma needn't fret, 'u I don't be- 
lieve that she would, only that eld Judge keeps rilin' her all the time, 
talkiu' about the " brilliant matches " 'is bein' made on all sides, 'n 
all this 'cause the .bines' girls is both engaged. 

Ma began at me, the other night, the very minnit 't the old Judge 
had left, 'n says she: " It 's quite true what the Judge says— it 's the 
girls 't don't do no entertainin' 'tgets the men every time, 'cause they 
don't get the name of extravagance; 'n just look 't the brilliant 
matches 't those girls are makhf , 'n they 've never given so much as 
one party." At this I up 'n says I : "I'msure I don't know where 
the brilliant matches come in— a slickens of a man 'n a snip. Any- 
how, if you 're so killnf anxious 't I should follow their example, 
ma, why (in top o' this earth don't you catch an to the old Judge? It 
appears 't a Judge for a step-pa : s what's done the bizness." I just 
wish 't you could a seen ma. I thought *t she 'd burst, she was so 
mad. Wo, o' course, she told the Judge, 'n I 've been sort 'o sot upon 
ever since. I get kind o 1 desperate when I feel 't I 'in badly treated 
for nothin' 't all. so says I to the Judge: " I 've got a riddle for you, 
old man. ' Why is Lily sure of a future state?' ' 'Cause she*'s a 
little angel already,' says Ned. The Judge grunted out, ' You are 
quite right.' ' Not much he aint, 1 says I. ' It 's 'cause she can bet 
on to morrow. ' " The old chap shut up after givin' me an awful glare. 
But I don 't care one single bit. If I was one of a fam'ly o' girls, or 
one o' the ancient virgins o' the day ('s Ned calls 'em) ma might get 
soured. But never mind, I aint agoin' to bore you with my troubles. 
Well, 1 was to a big theatre party this week, 'n after the play was 
over, we all went to the hotel 'n had supper. I tell you the thing was 
done in bang-up style — big boquets for the girls 'n carriages for the 
crowd. (La me! ain't it nice to have lots of coin o' your own 't you 
can give theatre parties without askin' the old man for the needful)? 
I reckon from the way 't things looked that night 't young II. 'II soon 
make up his mind, though I think 't his ma 'd prefer the other one. 
I heard Nellie savin' 't she'd like to be Mabel Bert. Ain't it funny 
how some girls hanker for the stage? I should think 't poor Susie's 
experience 'd be enough for most of 'em. But just think o' seem' Ed. 
(Ii'eeuaway with the California Oomp'ny. (I wonder how the real 
actors like havin' society folks rung in on 'em)? There's goin' to he 
another big theatre party for his debut, 'n they say 't some 6' his lady 
friends is gettin' up a testimonial for him. I guess he'd rather have 
a bag o' coin 'n anythin' else. I know 't I would in his place. My 
gracious ! what a house Ed. .Sheldon VI have if he was to go on the 
stage! He might dance and sing, 'n do variety business with great 
effect. 

Talkin' about singin', that last effort in the way o* social singin' 
clubs ain't been much of a success, has it? The members is always 
laid up with sore throat 'n so forth (leastways they play they are), 'n 
it ain't had no show. They oughter get the fat dentist into'it. You 
bet he'd be on hand every time. His last attempt 's been roarin' 
for the Bohemian Council. (Don't you feel sorry for 'em)? 

Another Club 't appears to be goin' backward is the Marguerites. 
Those young folks ought to learn " Mother Goose," 'specially " Let 
dogs delight to bark. an' bite." They might a known 't one o' their 
members 'd introduce the quarrelsome el'ment. Her ma was noted 
for that sort o' thing before her, the Judge says, 'n he knows. Ain't 
it queer how some folks do love to light. Over to Oakland they seem 
to be much more what Ned calls " harmonious in their gatherin's." 
To be sure merry little Mrs. Wetherbee 's enough to make awholeset 
of folks good-natured, 'n she belongs to 'em. The Judge says 'the 
bears the widdah o' his esteemed friend 's about to contract a fresh 
alliance. (If he'd said she was contraetin' a fresh lie I'd believe hini; 
that squatty, crouchin' female 's great in that line). If you want to 
see that same widdah in her element, take the boat over to Oakland 
't brings back the men from town, 'n you'll find her aboard, gen 'rally, 
in a tight-fitting costoom, 'n her cheeks all painted up like they've 
been since she was a girl. Ma says she used to do it when she come 
out here from a South'rn school, way hack years ago. 

What d'ye think 's the last thing out? Henry Redington 's in- 
vented a new style o' flounce. (Now, I don't mean a swaggerin' 
movement when he's mad, but part of a half's dress). He's been sort 
o' retired for some time past, since the little Sacramento widdah 'n 
his rich natrons left for New York, 'n now it appears 't he got up the 
flounce durin' the period o' his retirement. Ain't it comical how some 
men are so awful cautious 'n others so risky. Now, look at the legal 
profession here, what lots o' real reckless chaps there is among *ein. 
The fellah with a name 't ends like a sneeze 's gone into the dirt 
dumpin' bizness, I hear. The bar, 's it's got to be now, throws dirt 
enough 't each other, goodness knows, 'n so I s'pose he took to it nat- 
urally. I 'sped 't the recent divorce suit he's been attendin' to gave 
him a taste for it, too, 'n so he's reg'iarly gone into the bizness 'n sued 
some one for interferin' with him. 

There's another case to the big hotel 'ts just ready to come to a 
climax any day, hut the Couple 'ts carryin' on appear to be oblivious 
o' their danger. Ned says 't they think the wife's a fool, but you bet 
't she's got her eyes on 'em 'n bears it, 'cause she don't wan't to kill 
the goose 'n lose the golden egg, don't you see. But la me ! I should 
think they was too old for such antics. It's had enough in young 
wimmen, but when it comes to old parties, why it's just disgustin', 
that's what 'tis. 

The folks 't are so fond o' spoutin' French in " society circles " are 
gettin' their mad up, 'cause the French Consul don't give no party 
while the French man-o'-war 's here. They ought to get La France 
to fetch the orTccrs up to the house on the* hill, 'n then they'll see all 
they want of 'em. That distinguished attache told Jack, 'n'Jack told 
Ned, 'the was goin' away from here to escape May! Now did you 
ever! I guess if 'twarn't for her mighty few folks \l know 't he ex- 
isted, 'n you know how a Frenchman loves notoriety. I reckon 't the 



true inwardness o' his departure is 't Dr. Jim got the inside track on 
him. Eh, Gaston? how's that for a kazardf Speakin' about Consuls 
entertainin', just look at the pokey old things 't we have on this 
coast There ain't a single one t ever does a hospitable thing. Now, 
1 bet 't if Charley Mason had been made Consul for the British tour- 
ists, 't he'd a given lots o' fun to lots o' folks. But bis old Govern- 
ment had to go 'n copy Walter Scott in MarmiOn, 'n send " Stan- 
ley on." 

That was rather a neat little affair 't happened the other day. Hid 
you hear 'bout'it? A gentleman 'ts pretty well-known in California 
street took a certain actress out for a drive, sendiu' word to his wife 't 
be was detained to his office 'n wouldn't be home to dinner. As luck 
'd have it, his wife took that opportunity to go 'n dine with some 
friends 'ts just got back from a tour o' the world (not in eighty days), 
'n,as she was a eomin' out o' the dinm'-rnom o' the hotel, who should 
she see goin' past her in the elevator but her own hubby 'n that 
naughty, naughty actress. O' course he played 't he was goin' up to 
see Tom Madden, 'n she happened to be in the elevator. It didn't 
work, though, 'cause they both had drivin' gloves on. 

Speakin' o' actresses, don't it seem queer to you 't some of 'cm 
don't appear the least hit ashamed o' ownin' up to the public (when 
the papers lets out on 'em) how killin' intimate they've been with an- 
other woman's husband? (I s'pose 't little girls like me shouldn't 
talk about such things, but la me, we know lots, 'n you bet I always 
tell what I know. I didn't go to the High School for nothin'). Any- 
how, the world 's improvin', 'n progress 's the cry to all the schools 
now. Why, just look at the one on the hill. They've engaged otic o' 
the old boys o' the Club to deliver lectures on anatomy to the gradu- 
ating class. (I wonder which one 'tis? I reckon if sold man John 
Benson. Guess he knows more o' the human frame divine 'n most 
'ts goin'). Anyhow, the girls is gettin' pretty thoroughly educated, 
these days, 'n don't you forget it. I wonder what the new feature is 
*t Ned Sheldon 's promised to introduce to the next cotillion? Can it 
be a bride? That little tiff's all made up, they say, 'n the goose 
hangin' high. Next month 's goin' to be given the "Seasons," by 
the Oratorio Society, 'n all the old hens 'ts been practirin' so indus- 
triously is hopin' for solo parts. Don't you pity Rosewald when he 
gives Autumn 'n Winter out, 'cause, don't you see, o' course, they '11 
all want to be Spring 'n Slimmer? 

If report speaks true, we 're goin' to lose a very attractive member 
o' society, 'n Washington '11 be the gainer. It 's only fair to s'pose 't 
what every one says is true. Well, I guess I'll dry up now, 'n say 
s'long. Mao. 

OBITUARY. 

Mrs. Mollie L. Folger. — It has never been our duty to chronicle a 
more deplorable event than the untimely death of this estimable 
young lady, which occurred at her home in this city on the 18th inst. 
The deceased was the daughter of Captain J. J. Smith, of Santa 
Cruz, of which place she was a native. She was born some six and 
twenty years ago, and consequently at the time of her death had but 
little more than crossed the threstihold of matured life. Her graces 
of mind, manner and person attracted the attention and won the ad- 
miration of all with whom she came in contact, and made her a pro- 
nounced favorite in the social and domestic relations of life. She was 
married some time ago to Mr. Samuel B. Folger, and had a bright, 
promising and happy future before her. In her death society has lost 
an ornament, and a nappy home has been robbed of a cherished mem- 
ber, whose place can never be refilled. The funeral, which took place 
on Wednesday last, was largely attended by sorrowing friends, and 
the floral mementoes were both numerous and beautiful. 



Messrs. J. J. O'Brien & Co. have just leased the balance of the 
ground floor of the new Murphy building, and are now having it fitted 
up as an addition to their already colossal establishment. When this 
improvement is completed O'Brien & Co.'s emporium will be one of 
the most magnificent dry goods palaces in the world. 



DEAKIN'S 
f AST ART SALE. 

We are instructed by Edwin Deakiu, Artist, to sell 
his entire Collection of Sketches, Studies and Paint- 
ings, on Thursday, January 28th, 188G, at 12 o'clock, 
noon, at Irving Hall (late Dashaway), Post street, bet. 
Kear&y and Dupont. Included in this sale are the 
magnificent Pictures of Notre Dame (Paris); Light in 
the Window, Westminster Abbey; Buildings, Land- 
scapes, Studies of Grapes, etc. The collection will be 
on view at Irving Hall, Post street, day and evening, 
commencing Monday Evening, January 25th, and re- 
main until day of sale. 

N. B.— Catalogues at our office, or at the Hall. We 
will mail catalogues to any address, on application. 
Sale Thursday, January 28th, at 12 o'clock, noon. Do 
not forget the hour. 

Note— Mr. Deakin is perfecting his arrangements 
to rejnoveto and open his Studio permanently in New 
York, and has instructed us to make the date abso- 
lute and without reserve, as this will be his last pub- 
lic presentation ou the Pacific Doast. 

EASTON & ELDKIDGE, Auctioneers, 

[January 23.] No. 22 Montgomery street. 



Jan. 33, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



16 



A PROMISING ENTERPRISE. 
The Candelaria Waterworks and Milling Company, n corporation 
which wiik formed in London, England, in January 1«5 P is ;,n organ- 
isation which proiiiUen in the near future to accomplish great results 
in the way of developing the resources of certain seetibim "I the Pa- 
cific Coast. The capital stock of the company i s £200,000 4 divided into 
shares .>f Xl each. The Directors are Lord Devon and Messrs, 
Grove, Hulse, Keckovich, T. Collis Sands, Behrand Polk; their head- 
quarters will be in London. The ReMdenl Superintendent of the 
works at Candelaria is Mr. J. E. (Jignonx. who baa for many years 

(tasl been engaged in mining pursuits in Nevada. Mr. \V. J. oiither- 
and will have the general management of the company^ interests, 
and his headquarters will be in Sun Francisco. 

The general aim and scope of the business this company proposes 
carrying on is to establish mills, smelting works, lixivataon works, 
waterworks, etc., for the reduction and handling of the ores pro- 
duced in the great mineral belt known as the Columbus Mining Dis- 
trict, as well as of several other mineral districts that are tapped by 
the Carson and Colorado Railroad. This company owns no mines of 
its own, and does not propose t<> acquire any. Primarily, its business 
will be the handling o( ores, but incidentally, in connection then with, 
it will make advances to GnauciuUv embacrossed miners and pros- 
pectors, and will also engage in supplying the growing town of Can- 
delaria with water. The whole scope* of the scheme has an attractive 
look about it, and all the indications seem to assure it certain success 

as a business enterprise. A t the same time it cannot fail, in a broader 

way, to assist largely in promoting the development of the mineral 
regions through which it will operate. 

The company has just erected and equipped a mill with a ca- 
pacity of thirty stamps, ami by the first of May it will have a 
thirty-ton smeller ami a twenty tons Hxivatorat work. These works 
will enable the company to undertake the reduction of any ores 
that may be entrusted to it, and their capacity can be largely in- 
creased with hut little trouble. The practical affect which the estab- 
lishment of these works at Cainlelaria will have upon the milling dis- 
tricts which surround it may easily lie estimated when it is borne in 
mind that ores which arc now produced in the southern part of Ne- 
vada and the eastern part of California have to he shipped to San 
Francisco at a cost of from $ln to $20 per ton for transportation, and 
when they arrive here their reduction costs $26 per ton, and some 
times, if very refractory, a great deal more. The Candelaria Water 
Works and Milling Company will undertake to reduce all ores at 
from $15 to $25 per ton, according to their refractory condition, anil 
the company's works being within easy reach oi the mines the cost 
of transportation will be trivial. These figures show that it will now 

he possible to profitably undertake the development of targe ore 

bodies located in this section of the country which could not hereto- 
fore be touched ; and quite apart from the probable increase in the 
output of ores from this cause, the resources of the districts tapped 
by Candelaria 's transportation facilities are quite sufficient to keep 
these reduction works in continuous and profitable operation. For 
example, there is the Holmes mine, which occupies ground formerly 
owned by the Northern Belle, and which is known to he very rich; 
along side of it is the Princess mine, which also contains large 
quantities of rich and easily-mined ores. Then there is the Mount 
Diablo mine, which in three months of last year took out and had 
crushed at the Holmes-mill $500,000 worth of ore. Subsequently it 
had to suspend milling because of the absence of crushing facilities. 
The Holmes null, which had been doing its crushing, hail originally 
a capacity of forty stamps, hut it lost a large portion of its water sup- 
ply, and is now reduced to a capacity of twenty stamps, and that too 
on short time. All these mines are in the Columbus mining district 
— the Mount Diablo nunc indeed is immediately adjacent to the 0. 
W. & M. Company's reduction works. They are not mentioned as 
composing this district, but simply as illustrating its richness. There 
are also in that one district somewhere in the neighborhood of three 
hundred prospects, capable of producing from one to live tons of ore 
per day. 

The Candelaria W. it M. Co. has acquired very valuable water 
rights. In fact it mav he said to have a monopoly of the water re- 
sources of the neighborhood. Its present works have a capacity of 
over loo,(HHI gallons per day, and next*Spring it expects to make im- 
provements which will give it an additional 1,000,000 gallons per day. 
For running reduction works with a capacity of three hundred tons 
per day, and supplying a town of ten thousand inhabitants, a daily 
supply of less than* 400,000 gallons is required. It is, therefore, clear 
that the supply is backed by a reserve which is much greater than is 
actually needed. 

It may he added that, under the influence of the promising out- 
look, the town of Candelaria is rapidly advancing. Last August it 
had a population of 800 people; to-day it has 1,500, and the cry is, 
still they come Of course the housing accommodation is insufficient 
for the wants of this increase, and many are obliged to live in tents. 
This Spring, however, gentlemen who are interested in the C. W. & 
M. Co. propose to build a large number of modern houses, and these 
they will sell to miners at reasonable prices, tobe paid in sixty month- 
ly payments, In other words, on a credit of five years; or, putting 
the matter in still another form, after paying rent for live years the 
occupant will acquire a title to the property. Of course the natural 
tendency of this liberal treatment will be to build this town up with 
a desirable class of population. 

Gentlemen who wish to obtain anything in the way of clothing, are 
reminded of the fact that Nicoll, the Tailor, No. 816 Market street, 
carries a magnificent assortment of materials, and employs cutters 
who are recognized as perfect artists. He has just received the new 
styles for the coming season, and those who patronize him are there- 
fore sure to be fitted out with garments which will place them on 
the very top of the wave of fashion. 

Miss Ada Clark will have an invitation matinee to-day, at 2 o'clock, 
at her academy , 211 Sutter street, and another on Monday in Oakland, 
at Masonic Hall, at the same hour. 

The Culinary Ball, February 3d, will.be a great social event. 



BURR FOLDING BEDS! 

Save Rent, Save Room, and Save an Immese Amount of Work. 

TIIIKTY STVI.KS, FROM S30 TO. ('.mi vk OW An.u. vm..n. 

BURR FOLDING BED CO., 
-*<!) 603 Market Street, San Francisco. 



BUSINESS! 



We are Doing the Largest Business in Our Line in the City! 
We have the Largest ami Must Complete Slink! 

We have the Lowest anil Consequently Musi Popular i'l u esl 



IMI 



Idaho Qf\pi Ann Acrcs '" Sl| ako River Valley, near Bogle Rock, Idaho. 
olony Uyy,UUU 80 to MO acres to each Bottler. «.l.!>o per acre; 60c. 



J. FLAYIW & CO., 
Great I X L Stores, 

924 TO 928 MARKET STREET, Through to 25 Ellin Street, 

AND 

Corner Kearny and Commercial Streets, 
[January 23.] Through From Commercial to Sacramento. 

INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT UNION, 

SECURE A HOMESTEAD FOR YOUR FAMILY. 

Idaho ' 
Colo 

cash; *ioo in 3'years. Climate and soil the same as in California. Send for 
circular and prospectus. 

JL.T&TZO-NJL. 

MARICOPA CO. 

The Uninu also offers to actual settlers 100,000 acres ni ad productive land 
as there is in America. These lands are near tin- city of Phoenix, 4,000 in- 
habitants, and can be reached by the Southern Pacific Railroad About 

■\ I acres under cultivation. Climate, boII ami productiveness the same 

as Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside, California. 

Size of Canal, 58 feet wide on top, 36 feet wide ou bottom, V-> feet deep, 
fall 2 feet to the mile. 

Length of Canal -12 miles. 

Laud With perpetual water right, $15.00 to $20.00 per acre and upwards, 

CALIPOB^TIA. 

FRESNO COUNTY. 

r»oo 20-ncre farms $25.00 to $30.00 per acre, >., cash, balance in one, tow and 
three years. Also Colony lands in all the Western ami Northwestern stales 
and Territories. Railroad fare to all the Colonies in Idaho, California, 
Arizona, Oregon, Washington Territory $52.50. Maps and prospectus for- 
warded upon receipt of letter or upon application. 

Special arrangements made for parties of settlers going to California, 
Idaho, Arizona, Oregon and Washington over the Union Pacific, Central 
Pacific and Southern Pacific Railways. 

WM. II. MARTIN, 120 Washington St., Chicago, 111. 

THE DAVISON CO., N. W. Agents St. Paul, Minn. 

THE INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT UNION, 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

MERCER OTEY, Secretary, 

401 CALIFORNIA STREET, - - SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



^OYSTERS, 

California Market. 



At MAYES', 



Entrance on California Street. 



J. TOMKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 
Bet. First and Second, San Francisco. One Block from Palace Hotel. 

£}^- Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, Nn. ISO Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for colling. Turnouts to rent by the mouth. Vehicles of every 
description at. reduced rates. 

Telephone No. Kfl. !>«"■ 19- 

OCEAN VIEW HOUSE, 

THE GRANDEST OF pUE CITY RESORTS, 

HAVING RECENTLY BEEN 

PURCHASED BY THE PRESENT PROPRIETOR, 

LOUIS F. HOLTZ, 

Is now under his direction and management. The patronage of the public 
is respectfully solicited. Sept. 12. 

S. L. Jones. " ,„.,,.„ „ „„ E. D. Jones. 

S. L. JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. (January 9. J 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23. 1886. 



Real Estate Transactions. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, tor the 
Week ending January 20, 7886. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency. 401 California Street, S. F. 
Wednesday, January 13th. 



OKASTOR AND OKAXTBE. 

E Sleeper to Soc Prg've Spirtls 

Margt Frizell to Mary A Mason 

Mary Mason to Adam Neumann 
June F Parker to Win Frederick 

Geo Grant to Chas A Duisenberg 

Jonas Calf to Fredk Eickhorst 

Elizth Watson to S M Smith 

Jane F Parker to Jas Palmer. 

Park LI Assn to Emile Lobe. 

Same to Jules Nuberger 

Margaretha Koch to E L Koch 

Same to Mary A J Koch 



Adolph Slltro to Eli/.th Kelly. . 

D S Schute to T L Lyons 

L Diukelspiel to Chas Jossclyn 

I A W Rice et al to B F Hecox , . 
Cath Callahan to Root Searles. 



DESCIUPTIUN. 



N Boston Place. 68:6 nv 1st, nw 07:0, 
ne 69, se 6V :G, .sw 69 to beg . ... 

Nw York and 24th, s 104, w 100, n 24, 

e GO, n 80, e 40 to beg 

Same 

\V cor Howard and Lafavette, sw 30 

11, nw 90, ue 67, se 90 to beg 

s cor Harrison and 7th, ne 550x275 — 

10O-vara252, 235 

W linker, 80 u Greenwich, w 100, n 

57:6 w 111, n 25:4, se 214, s 48 to beg. 
W 11th ave, 200 s A st, s 400, w 240, n 

250, e 120, u 150, e 123 to beg 

E .Mis-ion, 90 sw Lafayette, sw SO, se 

100, ne 73, nw 100 to beg 

N McAllister, 50 w Willard, w 25x100 

—W Addn 787 

N McAllister, 100 w Willard, n 137:6, 

w 51:5. s 137:6, e 52:10 to beg .:.... 
Nw Broderick and Hayes, n 25xll2:( 

WAddu527 

N Haves, 113:6 e Broderick, w 25x87:6 

— W Addu 527 

Lots 28, 29, 1)1 k C, Park Lane Tract 

N Pine, 50 w Taylor, w 25x75 

Sw Cough and Sacramento, s 55x100— 

W Addn 161 

Assigns for benefit of creditors .... 
N Washington, 148 e Van Ness Ave 

e 35x127:8— W Addn 51 



1 
5,000 

4,026 
5 
5 
6 

9,550 
1 
1 

2,000 

1,500 
300 
10 

8,000 
4,500 



Thursday, January 14th. 



Martin Sachs to Louis Sachs 
Louis Sachs to Martin Sachs 



E Stockton, 177s Sutter, s 29:5x100— 50- 

[ vara 582 

Und one-half e Stockton, 155 s Sutter, 

s 51 :5xl00 

Jane F Parker to Wra Alfs YV Howard, 30:11 sw Lafayette, sw 50x 

nw 90— M B 11 

YV Wisconsin, 100 s Napa, s 50x100— P 

Block 196 

N Hayes, 165 e Fillmore, e 27:6x137 

— W Addu 300 

N Post, 90 w Buchanan, w 47:6, u 137:6 

e 45, s 45, e 2>4 s 92:6 to bee 
S Golden Gate av, 85:11 e Broderick, c 

51:6x95— W Addu 511 

S Golden Gate ave, 34:4 e Broderick, 

51:6x95— WAddn 511 

W Fair Oaks, 25 n 22nd, n 36x117:6— 

M J! 75 

Juo Spruauce et al to Win Boyle W High St. 405:6 s Ocean House Eoad 
j se 90, sw 105:6, nw 90:11, ne 121:4 to 
I beginning . 
P Bergevm & wf to E Cosgrove. IN St Hoses, 90 e Ferrie, e 25x100 



Max Wcrder to B Wolpmanu. . 
John K Moore to Mary A Joy. . 
David McClure et al to E Voll . 
Geo Brown & wf to E Barnett. 

Same to Isaac Eliaser 

Lotta M Crabtree to C Eckstein 



i 5 

5 

4,562 

1,000 

6 

5 

1,875 

1,865 

1,300 



300 

850 



Friday, January 15th. 



R G Brush to Wm E Torreuce . 
I. 1' McKee et ul to H W Millard 



Clara Porter et al to R McLean 



F A M Ilk of Svgs to L Altschul 
Wendell Easton to J MePhersoi 

Lawrence Gottig to J Mahoney 

James Keene to Josiah J Rose 



Lot 32, San Miguel Hd Assu 

Ne 5th av aud Clemeut st, e 57:5x100 
— O L17S 

Ne California st and 21st ave, e 81, n 
120, e 39, n 78, w 120, s 19S to beg; w 
20th ave, 302 n California st, n 104 x 
120; e 20th ave, 198 n California st 

11 78x120 

Sw 2nd, 75 nw Townsend, uw 25x80. . 
Nw Lyon and Golden Gate ave, w 32:6 

x 100— W Addu 612 

E Elgin Park, 175 s Hermann st, s 25 

x75— M B 22 

S Alvarado, 178:2 e Noe, e 76:5x114— 

H Addn 136 



t 1 
1,250 



1 
1,675 

10 

10 

650 



Saturday, January 16th. 



P Burmeister to L Burmeister . .|Ne 25th aud Mission, n 38x65 

C Hinkel to Johannes Baunick E Devisadero, 50 s Page, s 25x100— W 

Addn 443 

Und one-half nw Leavenworth and 

Filbert, n 37:6x87:6 

E 19th avenue, 220 n C st, s 25x79:3— 

O L303 

Assigns for benefit of creditors .... 
Lot 1, blk 326, S S F Hd & R K Assil 
E 9th, 100 n Harrison, n 25x100, re- 

,,.._ r, * T „ I serving life interest 

llib S A LSoc to Dora Sullivan E Pierce. 87:6 n Ellis, u 50x71, being 

. ,, , , i» W Addn 885 

A \ on Loehr to Mich MeCann . |Lots 1511, 2320, 2349, Gift Map No 4 . 



F B Wild to Jos S Spaulding . . 

John Loouey to A McVicker . 

Chas L Bird to Robt Haigh't 
.hoi Frank A wf to H Frank 
Giacoino Papiua to A Papilla. 



Gift 

5,000 

2,000 

225 

1 

500 



2,000 
5 



Monday, January 18th. 



Elleu E Goodale to T H Gray. . 

Allan Lee to Peter McEnbill 
C Satterlee to M Thompson et al 

Lyman I Mowry to E Moffat . 

Frauk Ferguson to City & Co. . . 
John O'Brien to R Cuuuinghm 

Jos Rosenthal to Henry Kahler 



E Kearny, 137:6 s Vallejo, s 42:6x137:6: 
e Kearny, 57:6 n Broadwav, n 20 x 
60:6— 50-vara39 " 

S 22nd, 71:3 w Treat ave, w 51:3x95— 
M B 139 

S Jackson, 106 w Polk, w 35x127:8; s 
Jackson, 188 e Van Ness ave, e 55 x 
127:8; und Y 3 se Van Ness aud Jack- 
son, e 87:8x123 

Se Kentucky and 1st ave, se to I st, sw 
t>> ,lli ave, nw to R R Ave, ue to 
Kentucky, u to beg 

Streets and highways 

S Washington, 175:6 w Jones, w 62 x 
57 '—50- vara 830 

N Fell, 162:6 e Devisadero, e 50x137:0 
-WAddn«6 



17,500 
10 



375 
1 



Tuesday, January 19th. 



GRANTOR AND GRANTEE, 



DESCRIPTION. 



J Pueheu to Etienne Garnaud. 
Chas s Capp to John F Fuguzi. 
Juo F Fugazi to Chas S Capp. . 
Adolph Sutro to M Nussbaum. 

J Brown et al to A Greenchaum 
Cathn Wctzler to Jno Wetzler 
Jane F Parker to A Downey 

S C Bigelow to Michl Brady 



N K Masten to Pacific Ililpvt Co|N Fulton, 68:9 w Lott, w 08:9x137:6— 
W A 650: n Clipper, 160 w Castro, w 
80x228; II Haves, 49:10 e Masonic 
ave, e 212:8. n 275, w 194:6 s 278:3 to 
beg; nw Castro and Clipper, w 160 
X114; u Grove, lU3:Se Masonic ave, 
e 181 I, n 6i3, w 184.4. s 7 to beg . . . . * 1 

Dud '.. ii 30lli, 165 e Church, n 114, e 
99:6. se to 30th, w 135:0 to beg 1,500 

Ne Pacific and Ohio, n 97:6, e 65, s 40 
w 44, s 57:6, w 21 to beg . 7,300 

S Union, 114:7 e Montgomery, e68:9 x 
68;9— 50-vara 186, 187 2,000 

Sw PI Lohos ave and 32nd ave, s 600 x 
270— O L 252, in trust for children of 
2nd party l 

Assigns for benefit of creditors . . 2 

Lots 1. 2, blk 8, College Hd Assn ... Gilt 

s eor Lafayette and Minna, se 25x80 — 

MB 11 5 

Ne 11th. 125 nw Bryant, nw 25x100— 

i M Block 45 795 

John Wieland to Jacob Nibbe W Webster, 96 s Waller, s 24x81:3. be- 

1 ing in W Addn 294; 1,350 

Danl Callaghau to Patk Lynch. IS 14th, 29 w Natoma, w 51, s 105, e 80, 

n 25, w 29, n 80 to beg 7,490 

Adolph Sutro to Behrend Joost Lots 13, 14, blk A, Park Lane tract 10 

Benj Marshall to Albert Ruggles Se Post and Meacham Place, e 18x85 5 

Fredk A Maillot to E C Maillot E Saiisome, 50 s Broadwav. s 20x50 1,000 
Behrend Joost to Chas II Frost. Lot 12, blk A, Park Lane tract 215 

Michl McCrull A wf to J Buron,S Green, 91:8 e Powell, e 22:11x68 9 6 000 
F S Weusiuger to Emma Curtin Nw Polk st and Cedar ave, u 40x55— 

W Addn59 ... 1 

Wm J Guuu et al to Oliver Cope W 10th ave, 50 s Clement st, s 25x120— 

L Ul 000 

Elizth C Peltrct to J Rivall et al Ne Harrison and 20th, n 26x100 1,050 

M McCarthy to C Powers et al. . S 27th, 344 e Church, e 48x114, being 

in H A57 Gift 

Danl B Spallgler to Jno Coop. . . Se Falcon, 175:1 ne Moss Alley, ue 27, 

se 104:8, sw 27, uw 105:6; part lot 

6, blk 3, Market St Hd Assn .... .1 100 
E Hyde. 48 s Vallejo, s 21x93:6. being 

in 50-vara 1290 I Gift 



PRICE 



Jno Bush &. wf to Lizzie Bush. 



Wednesday, January 20th. 



Jane F Parker to H W Thwarks 
Wm J Dutton to M W Kaiu .... 
L Gottig to Same 



Mary McKeuua toEdwd Tobiu Ne Prospect Place and Tehama street, 

| n 50x80 

Geo W Kneedler toM Thomas.. |S Vallejo, 183:6 w Jones, w 20x60, be- 

i ug i ii 50-vara S74 

Bank of S F to Wm Flat-ley Lots 51 and 52, blk 5, Holly Park let 

Jaue F Parker to Albert WilfordlE Minna, 80 sw Lafayette, sw 50, se75, 

| ne 46 .8, n 75 to beg 

Chiliou Beach to Elizth Beach. E Fillmore, 100 u Sutter, n 25x102-0— 

— WAddn 311 

W Minna, 90 s Lafavette, s67:6, uw 

76, ne 73, se 76 to beg— M B 11 
So Market, 315:8 sw Sanchez, sw 50 x 

100— M B 103 

W Sanchez, 160 n 16th, n 81:3, sw 125:1 

e 92:1 to beg 

Lot 2554 

Lot 4, Section 12 

E Folsom, 65 n 25th, n 25x112:6, being 

I in M B173 

Edwd Richardson to Juo HaleylSame 



Lrl Hill Cemy Assn to A Tubbs 
Lone Bt't'n Cem Assu to Same. 
.Inn Haley to S M Richardson . 



$ 700 

3,000 
300 

1,385 

Gift 

1,850 

5 

5 
69 
105 

4,700 
4,500 



[Established 186S.] 

PIONEER REAL ESTATE AGENCY 

(Successor to W. S. Reynolds), 
531 California Street, San Francisco, California. 

City and Country Propertv Bought and Sold on Commission. Makes a 
Specialty of FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES. 

H. W. VAN DEB VAART, Manager. Jan. 2. 

SEARCHER OF RECORDS AND EXAMINER OF TITLES 

TO LANDS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, 

G. W. MeKEAND. 

Offices, Southeast Cop. Fourth and Broadway, 
OAKLAND. 

[ESTABLISHED 1863.] 

COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION-GAS SPECIALISTS. 

Positively EXTRACT TEETH WITHOUT PAIN; 20,000 Refereuces: also 
perform all operations in Dentistry. 



Phelan Building— Parlors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 
Entrance 806 Market Street. 



Aug. 



ANTI-COLTON DENTAL ASSOCIATION, 

923 MARKET STREET, 

EXTRACTS TEETH WITH GAS FOR 75 CTS. 
OPEN EVENINGS. REA, DENTIST. 



Sept. 19. 



MELVILLE ATTWOOD, F. 6. S., 

CONSULTING MINING ENGINEER, 

402 KOOT60MERI STREET, ROIlfl 29, m FRASCISCO. 
Address foc Letters to Private Residence— Saucelito, Marin County, 
California. Nov. 21. 

APR I 7F Send six cents for postage and receive free a costly box <>f 
rniLLi goods "which will help all, of either sex, to more money 
right away than anything else in this world. Fortunes await the workers 
absolutely sure. Terms mailed free. True & Co., Augusta, Maine. Nov. 7. 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



17 



NOTABILIA. 



7b0 editor of a newapnner In this State thus appeals to bis delin- 
quent subscribers : M To all those whmirc in arrears one year <»r more, 
who will coma foreward and pa) ui> itrroaragoaand for one year in 
a Lvanee, we will give a Brst-rute ouitunry notice gratia in case it kills 
litem." — The Sunny South, 

A gentleman who imagined that he recognised a lady friend ad- 
vanced cordially and addressed her. I lu'£ your pardon." he said, 
11 but isn't this Alisa Greenleui? " "No, suy'replied the lady, "my 
name is Redpath." M Ah. excuse me. 1 must be color-blind." Ana 
then hf went off and told tin- hostess that delicious Lunches, Ice- 
creams. Confections, Pastries, etc., can always be obtained at the 
original Bwain'fl Bakery, No. 213 Sutter stn 

Little MissLilv Mamma, will yon let me go to the funeral of my 
playmate, Mary B., to-morrow? " No, l.ilv. yon went to a party 
Saturday, you attended a matinee vesteraay; it seems to me that 
you are having enough distractions for the present" —Parts Figaro. 

Dr. Dio Lewis says that wearing large, thick, heavy boots will 
improve a woman's complexion. Oh, yes! The heavy boots are 
worn by her father, of course ; then, of course, a young man will not 
come fooling around, keeping her nut of bed until after midnight 
seven nights a week. Late hours will won injure a young woman's 
complexfon,unless her beau wears one of those beautiful Hats that 
sold by White, No. 614 Commercial street. 

Miss Diffident— Auntie, you don't understand Italian, and your 
applauding at tin wrong tune attracts attention to you from all over 
the house. Mrs. Vulgarien, sharply— My dear, you .see this new 
wrap? It cost $800 to import. What do you think* I came here for? 

—Philadelph la Press. 

"Just borrowed $900 on my own note," said young Hardup, 
" and I feel like a great man's monument." " How's that? " said his 
friend, " 'cause somebody else has to pay for it?" " Oh, no; not ex- 
actly that; but I've got such a go. .d start on paper that I feel as 
though I ought to go to those great photographers, Bradley & Rulof- 
son, corner of Geary and Dupont streets, and have my picture taken." 

Customer— " These pantaloons are too tight forme. I'm a snuff- 
taker." Tailor—" A snuff-taker? What has that to do with the ex- 
cellent lit of those pantaloons?" Customer — " Great Jehosaphat! 
How can a man sneeze without a little slack in his trowsers? " 

— Peck's Sun. 

Ayer's Pills cure constipation, improve the appetite, promote di- 
gestion, restore healthy action and regulate every function. They 
are pleasant to take, gentle in their operation, yet thorough, search- 
ing and powerful in subduing disease. 

"Do you have many applicants for rooms?" asked a very 
pretty young woman of the real estate dealer. "Oh, yes; in fact, 
most of my time is occupied in showing suites to the sweet," he re- 
plied. -TidBiti. 

Fogg— Is that clock right, Fenderson? Fenders on— Yes, sir, right 
to a second. I set it by my watch not ten minutes ago. Fogg— Yes, 
but is vour watch right? Fenderson— Oh, you can depend upon 
that. 1 always regulate it by my cluck. Fenderson possesses a log- 
ical mind, and buys pure and unadulterated Liquors from P. J. Cas- 
ain tfc Co., corner of W 



Washington and Battery streets. 

An old Highlander was ordered by his doctor not to exceed two 
ounces of spirits daily He asked his son how much liquor that was. 
"Sixteen drams," was the reply "What a guid doctor," said the 
Highlander. " Run and tell Donald McTavish and Big John tae cam 
doon the merit." 

An Iowa man has discovered a remedy for rheumatism consisting 
of maple sugar dissolved in apple brandy. In less than a week after 
he made the discovery, the whole neighborhood was limping around 
with the rheumatism, but still James It. Kelly & Co., Market street, 
San Francisco, keep on selling the Imperishable Paint, which goes 
three times as far as other paints, and is impervious to sun or rain. 

Ayer's Sarsaparilla, being highly concentrated, requires smaller 
doses, and is mure effective than any other blood medicine. It is the 
cheapest, because the best. Quality not quantity should be considered. 

" My mamma gives me two cents every day," said a little girl to 
her companion, "for taking a dose of castor oil." "What do you 
buy with so much money? " " Oh, mamma saves it up to buy "the 
oil with." — Merritt. 

Poison-oak cured by Steele's CJrindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steele & Co., (335 Market street. 

"I like smart women well enough," said Fenderson, "but I 
wouldn't care to marry a woman who knew more than I did." " And 
so," suggested Fogg, " you have been forced to remain single." 

— Boston Transcript. 

J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trademark — star within a shield 

Granger — What'll you charge for takin' Sal's picture? Artist— Do 
you want a half or a quarter lace? Granger — Well, I guess one for 
a quarter'll strike me. I don't feel like payin* a half dollar when the 
crops has been so bad. — Life. 

SIDEBOARDS. 
At the California Furniture Company, Nos. 220 to 22fJ Bush street, 
is a mahogany sideboard with brass trimmings, peculiar handles and 
a quantity of scroll-work, which is well worth seeing. 



CALIFORNIA 

Artificial Stone Paving Company 

(SCHILLINOER'S PATENT.) 

Kin- Sidewalks, Garden Hulk*. Corridor*, ofTices, Carrisgti Onus, Stable aud 
Cellar Hours, kitchens, elr. 

f&- the Courts here and in the Bast have decided thai Artificial Stone 
Pavements, with plastic coucrcte, and in detached blocks, ore mfrjii L -.- 
meats of the SchflUuger Patent; and also that wheu the plastic material la 
blocked fir with ii trowel and cut through far enough m control the crach 

lug caused by shrinkage, that »uch pavement is in laM them jasil laid 

in detached blocks, and is an Infringement of tin' patent All property 
owners having such pavements hud without the license of the above com- 
pany will be prosecuted. 

OFFICE^*04 MONTGOMERY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. 
M. LYNCH, ALBERT II. REICH LINO, (i. GOODMAN, 

President. Secretary. Manager. 

AMERICAN EXCHANGE HOTEL, 

sansoihe sneer, cor. hallcck, sah francisco. 

KB" This hotel is lu the veryceuteroi the bUBlnesB portlouof the city, 
mill baa been renovated and newly Furnished throughout. The traveling 
public will find tliis to be the most convenient us well us the must comfort 
able and respectable hotel iu the city. TABLE FIRST-CLASS. Board and 
Room — $1, $1.25 aud tl.50 per day. Nice Bingle Rooms, per night, 50 Cents. 
Hot and Cold Baths Free. Free Coach to and front the lintel. 

[Nov. 21.] MONTGOMERY BROS., Proprietors. 

KltSST (illlLKK mid 

C. KOKMSfU. 



STEMWAV & SOUS, 
KKlMl'U & IIACU, 



PIANOS ! 



M. GRAY, 206 Post Street, San Francisco. 

August 1. 

EDWIN W. JOY, 

IMPORTING, MANUFACTURING and DISPENSING CHEMIST, 

NO. 862 MARKET STREET, 
Junction of Harket, Fourth, Sturktoo and Ellis Strtefa), Stui I'r.uif is, .,. 

THIS STOKE IS OPEN ALL NIGHT. Aug. 15. 

WALTER BAKER & CD'S 
CHOCOLATE I 

Has Received 

ZMZOBIE PEIZBS JLISTJD iPIRZEIMIITJIMIS 

THAN ANY BRAND IN THE WORLD I 
May 10. 



MOUNT VERNON COMPANY, BALTIMORE. 

The undersigned having been appointed AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC 

COAST for the sale of the manufactures of above company, have now in store: 

Sail Duck — all Numbers; 

Hydraulic — all Numbers: 

Draper and Wagon Duck, 

From 30 to 120 Inches Wide, and a Complete Assortment of All Qualities 

28^-Inch DUCK, from 7 ozs. to 15 ozs., inclusive. 

MURPHY, GRANT & CO. 

COKE CHEAPEST FUELHiEDUCTIQN IN PRICE! 

Wholesale Price.. 50 Cts. per Bbl. | Retail Price.. 60 Cts. per Bui,. 

AT THE WORKS OF THE 
SAN FRANCISCO GASLIGHT COMPANY, 
[Jan. 12.] Howard and First Streets and Foot of Second Street. 

DR. RICORD'S RESTORATIVE PILLS. 

Buy None hut the Genuine— A .Specific for Exhausted Vitality, Physical 
Debility, Wasted Forces, etc. — Approved by the Academy of Medicine, 
Paris, and the Medical Celebrities. Agents for California and the Pacific 
States, J. Q, STEELE & CO., G35 Market street, (Palace Hotel), San Fraueisen. 
Sent by mail or express anywhere. PRICES REDUCED. Box of 50, $.1 25; 
of 100, '$2; of 200, $8 50; of 000, ?(J. Preparatory Pills, $2. 

Send for Circular. ____ 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY, 

No. 310 Sansome Street, : : San Francisco 
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FURS. 

SELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street, : : San Francisco 

Gold and Silver Refinery and Assay Office. 
£jpp-Mauufaeturersof Bluestone, Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Shot aud 
The "Standard " Machine-Loaded Shotaun Cartridges, under the 
Chamberlin Patents. 



18 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 23. 1886. 



SOUTH PACIFIC COAST RAILROAD. 



Passenger Trains Leave station Foot of Market 
Street, South Side at: 

8.0/-V a. u. daily— Alvarado, Newark, Centre- 
■ <0\-> villi', Alviso, SautaClara, SAN JOSE, 
Los Gatos, Wright's, Gleuwood, Felton, BigTrees, 

BOULDER CKEEIC, SANT.V URUZ and all Way 

stations. 



2. of\ i'. M. (except Simday), Express— Mt. 
.cjv-t Eden. Alvarado, Newark, Centreville, 
Alviso, Aguew's, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, Los 
Gatos, and all Stations to Boulder Creek and 
SANTA CKUZ. 



4 -Of) p. m. daily— for SAN JOSE, Los Gatos 

• OW and intermediate points, 

4. r)(~) a. m. every Sunday — Hunters' Train to 

■^v-/ Sau Jose, stopping at all Wa y Statio ns. 

$E3 EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and 
<J BOULDER (KEEK, and S2.50 to SAN 
JOSE on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, to return 
on MONDAY, inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA (LARA aud SAN JOSE and re- 
turn. Sundays only. 

All through trains connect at Felton for Boulder 
Creek and points oh Felton and Peseadero railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA. 
}6:00— 5630— $7:00— 7:80-8:00—8:30— 9:00— 9:80— 

10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 A. M. 1112:00— 1'2:30— 111:00— 
1 :30MT2 :00— 2 :30— 3 .00—3 :30— 1 :00— 1 :30— 5 .00—5 :30— 
0:00— 0:30—7:00— 7:30— 8:30— 9:30— 10:46— ll:iS i\ m. 

Prom FOURTEEN I'll aud WEBSTER STREETS, 
OAKLAND: $5:30— $6:00— $6:30— 7:00— 7:30— 8:00— 
S.80 — 9:00 — 9:30— 10:00— 10:30— 1111:00— 11:30 A. M. 
1112:00 — 12.30 — HI :00— 1.30 — 2:0O-2::»— 3:00— 3:30— 
4 :00 — 1 :30 — 5 :00— :> :30— U :0O— 6 :30 —7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :30— 
9:30— 10:4",— 11:45 ]'. M. 

Prx)m HIGH STREET. ALAMEDA: $5:16—86:46— 
$0:16—6 :40— 7 ;ll>— 7 ;4ll— a : 10— «:4li— 9:10— 'J :4(i— 10:10— 
1110:46— 11:11— Hll:4i; a.m. 12:16—1112:46—1:16—1:46 
—2:16— 2:46— 3:16— 8:46— 4:16— 4:46— 5:16— 5:46 — 0:11', 
—li:4i',— 7:111— 0:10— 10:31— 11:31 f. M. 

$Snnday.s excepted. HSundays only. 

Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 222 
MONTGOMERY ST., San Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 

W. T. FITZGERALD, C. F. and P. Afft. 



LIEBIG COS EXTRACT OF MEAT. 

Fines! and Cheapest Meat-FlavOTing Stoek FOR 
SOUPS, MADE DISHES and .SAUCES. An- 
nual Sale, 8,000,000 Jars. 



Liebig Company's Extract of Meat 



An Invaluable TONIC. "Is a success ami a boon 
fur which nations should Eeel grateful." — See 
Medical Press, Lancet, etc. 
Genuine only with the fac-simile of Damn Lie- 
big's Signature, in Blue Ink, across Mil- Label. 
The title "Baron Liebig" and photograph 
having been largely used by dealers with no 
connection with Baron Liebig, the public are 
informed that the Liebig Company alone can 
offer the article with Baron Liebig's guarantee 
of genuineness. 

Liebig Company's Extract of Meat! 

To lie had of All Storekeepers, Grocers and 
Chemists. Sole Agents for the United Stafifs 
(Wholesale only): C. DAVID & CO., 9 Feu- 
church Avenue, London, Eugland. 

Sold WhoL-ate by RICHARDS, HARRISON & SHER- 
WOOD LANGLEY & MICHAELS, [JuueO.J 

ZEITSKA INSTITUTE, 

922 POST STREET 

FRENCH, GERMAN AND ENGLISH DAY and 
BOARDING SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES and 
CHILDREN, also KINDERGARTEN. 

Term Commenced January 6th, 1SSG. 

MME. B. ZEITSKA, A. M., 

Principal. [Oct. 10.] 

A. BUSWELL, 

Book-Binder, Paper-Ruler, Printer and 
Blank Book Manufacturer, 

605 Montgomery St, Near Clay, San Francisco 

MRS. ADA CLARK'S 

jDj^isrcxisro- ^c.a.:d:e:m:~2\ 

21 1 Sutter Street. Above Kearny. 



Hall to Let for Balls, Clubs, etc. 



f Aug. 1.1 



THE WAY TO MAKE COLLECTOR 
HAGER WORK. 

The " News Letter " intimated that when 
Collector Hager was appointed, that he had 
all the ability yet but little of the industry re- 
quisite to the acceptable performance of the 
arduous duties of a wearisome office at a most 
critical time. We were perfectly right, as 
many of the better informed of his acquaint- 
ances well knew. A more indolent man in the 
execution of all duties that are not congenial 
to him, it would be difficult to find anywhere; 
a fact which we think Collector Hager himself 
is abundantly conscious of, but which, of 
course, he docs not like to see mentioned in 
print. It is right there that the hopes of ef- 
fecting a cure come in. The way to cause him 
to make good time in the running of his office 
is to apply the spur of the press critic without 
stint. The way he has begun will not do. 
Great tilings were expected of him in the mat- 
ter of enforcing the Chinese Restriction Act. 
He was to save the fortunes of his party by 
demonstrating that that which was a dismal 
failure under the Republican Sears was a bril- 
liant success under the Democrat Hager. Yet 
lie begins by following in the footsteps of his 
predecessors and gives to a Republican Survey- 
or of the port the opportunity to make all the 
glory there is to lie obtained from the working 
of the anti-Chinese laws. Hager throws the 
entire responsibilities upon Morton, and then 
Listlessly falls back in his easy chair, satisfied 
that he lias done all that can reasonably be 
expected of him. When papers arc placed be- 
fore him, he signs them formally, and is so 
ignorant of their contents that he afterwards 
denies that he ever touched them, and hon- 
estly believes he didn't, until encountered 
with his own hand writing. That happened 
the other day with regard to two Chinamen, 
who were landed upon iiis written orders. 
Now this is not what was expected of him by 
his party at large, this will not make restric- 
tion laws effective, and it will not make party 
Capital. There has got to be more vigilance 
and a very great deal more hard work. AVe 
venture a suggestion. The Bulletin has always 
been ready to stand sponsor for Judge Hager, 
and only very recently attributed virtues to 
him which he docs not possess. Let that pa- 
per keep him up to the expectations it has 
created in his behalf. Let it assail his real 
shortenings as savagely as it does the sup- 
posed ones of persons whom it hates for pri- 
vate reasons, and he will thereafter prove as 
acceptable a public officer as it is in the power 
of a Constitutionally indolent man to do. 



THE STORM. 
What a fuss everybody made over the 
breeze on Wednesday! The Bulletin boards of 
the dailies bad hourly reports of the start- 
ling occurrences. The papers on Thursday 
morning had columns of descriptions of the 
alarming disasters by Hood and field. The 
whole can lie summed up in a few lines. Part 
of the roof of the Mechanics Pavilion was dis- 
turbed, and a few panes of cheap glass in that 
structure were blown in; the boardings along 
Market street, that are used for cheap adver- 
tisements were leveled to the sidewalk, a fate 
they well deserved, several rotten fences all 
over the city were blown down; a few top 
heavy gum trees were torn up by the roots, 
and the gingerbread work on the steamer 
San Rafael was stove in. That is the sum 
total. If such a slight blow should awake so 
much excitement, what a scene of terror and 
alarm would follow a gale, a hurricane or cy- 
clone should oncever honor this sacred penin- 
sula with a visit! 



We are pleased to learn that Turf, Field 
and Funii, one of the brightest papers on our 
exchange list, continues to grow ill circulation 
and influence. It is one of the best examples 
of the pure literature of sport and breeding 
produced in the world. The discussions which 
are carried on in its columns in regard to phys- 
ical culture, animal development, marksman- 
ship and kindred topics, shed Hoods of light 
on those important subjects. Every fanner, 
breeder and sportsman should read it. 



The New Year number of the Marin County 
Tarsia is a paper of some twenty pages, and 
contains a mass of valuable information in 
regard to that county. From a journalistic 
stand-point, it is an issue which reflects credit 
on the publisher and editor, Mr. Wilkins. 



PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

The Company's Steamers will sail: 
Fop Hongkong via Yokohama, 

City of New vork February 9, 1886 

City of Pf.king March 3, 18S6 

CITY OF SYDNEY MARCH '24, I860 

At 2 o'e 1 ock p. M, 

Excursion Tickets to Yoknhoma and return at 

reduced rates. 

For New York via Panama: 
Couma February l 

At 10 o'clock A. M., 
Taking Freight and Passengers for 
MAZATLAN. ACAPULCO, CHAMPERICO, SAN 
JOSE DE GUATEMALA, ACAJUTLA, LA LIH- 
EKTAD and PUNTA ARENAS. 
For Freight or Passage apply at the Office, cor- 
ner First and Rrannan streets. 

WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 

General Agents. 

SPECIAL NOTICE — Steamship ZEALANDIA, 
for HONOLULU and SYDNEY direct, will sail 
January 27th, at 2 p. m., taking freight and passen- 
gers. 

N. B.— This steamer does not call at Auckland, 
New Zealand. 

WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 

I Jan. 23.] General Agents. 



PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. 

Steamers of this Company will sail from 
BROADWAY WIIAKF as follows: THE STEAM- 
ERS MEXICO AND (JUEEN OF THE PACIFIC. 

For VICTORIA, B. C, and PUGET SOUND 
Ports— 10 a. m. 

JAN. 21st, 29th, FEB. 6th, 14th, 22d, 
MARCH 2d, 10th aud every eighth day thereaf- 
ter. The first steamer of the month connects at 
Port Townsend with Steamer IDAHO for Alaska. 

For PORTLAND, Oregon, in connection with 
the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every five days. 

FOR SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY, San 
Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obis- 
po, gaviota, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hue- 
nrmb, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego: 
About every second day; excepting Sau Diego, 
every fifth day a. m. 

For EUREKA, ARCATA and IIOOKTON, Hum- 
boldt Bay: Every Wednesday, at y o'clock. 

For POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO, etc.: Ev- 
ery Monday, at 3 p. m. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, 
Near Pine. 

GOODALL, PERKINS &, CO., Gen'l Agents, 

[Jan. y.J No. 10 Market street. 

OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL S. S. CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 

Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND Bit AN- 
NAN STREETS, al ao'cloek p. a., for Yoko- 
hama AND HONGKONG, connecting a( Yoko- 
hama witli Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

Steamer, — 188G.— From Sau Francisco. 

Gaelic Saturday, January 30th 

is k i,i no Saturday, February 20th 

San Pablo Saturday, March 13th 

Oceanic Saturday, April 3d 

Gaelic Thursday, Airil 22d 

Belgic Tuesday, May 11th 

San Pablo Tuesday, Junk 1st 

oceanic Tuesday, June 22d 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohama aud Return at 
Reduced Kates. 

Cabin Plans on exhibition and Passenger Tickets 
for sale atC. P. R. R. Co.'s General Office, Room 74, 
Corner Fourth and Townsend streets. 

For Freight, applv to GEORGE II. KICK, Freight 
Agent, at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street, Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent. 
LELAND STANFORD, President. Dec. 12. 



OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

Carrying U. S., Hawaiian aud Colonial Mails. 

Will leave the Company's Wharf, corner Steuart 

and Harrison streets, 

For Honolulu, 
Steamer St. Paul, JANUARY 30: 

Fop Honolulu , Auckland and 
Sydney, Without Change, 
The Splendid New s,000 ton Iron Steamer 

Alameda February 13, at 2 P. M, 

Or immediately on arrival of the English mails. 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Mar- 
ket street. 

JOHN D. SPRECKELS & BROS., 
[Jan. 23.] General Agents. 

JOSEPH GILLOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Sold Medal, Paris, 1878. ■ 
f-m~ Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the 
United States, MR. HENRY HOE, 91 John Street, 
New York. Jan. 5. 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



19 



TWO HANDS. 

Two bands— 
Buby banda that clasp ami cling 
Like twining tendrils in the spring. 

Two bauds 
Maiden bands. On dainty grace 
To beautify Barth's drearest | 

Two hands — 
Mother's bands thai t<>ii and bleed 
tthers happy lives may lead. 

TWO ll:iinl: 

Lady Qngers ran- and fine 
A>c pouring forth Life's golden wine. 

TWO hands — 
Withered hands that lie at rest 
A nil folded on u quiet breast. 

Two hands — 
Shadow hands that wave afar 
Between the flashings "t" n -tar. 

— Peoria 1 'oil. 




BROAD GAUGE. 

COMMEN" IN<; SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 1S.S6, and 
until further notice. Boats and Trains will leave 
fnnn mid arrive at San Francisco Passenger 
Depots, MARKET-STREET WHARF, as follow* 

Leave S. F. I Destination. I Arrive in S.F. 



»* Sundays 



.«.| 



Pet alum a 

Santa Rosa, 

Fulton 

Windsor, 

Healdsburg, 

Cloverdale 

and 

Way Stations 



Sandys! ]££ 



6:10 P. m.| 



7:45a,.m.|S:0Oa, m.| Guerneville. |6:10 p. M.|6:05 p. M. 



Stages connect at Sauta Rosa for Sabastapol and 
Mark West Spriugs. At Clairville for Skaggs 
Springs, and at Cloverdale for Highland Springs, 
ELelseyville, Soda Bay, Lakeport, Bartlett Springs, 
Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes, I'kiah. Eureka, Na- 
varro Ridge, Mendocino City and the Geysers. 



EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mon- 
days, to Petaluma, ?1 75: to Sauta Rosa, ?3; to 
Healdshnrg, £4: to Cloverdale, $5. 



EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
To Ivtuluma, $1 50; to Sauta Rosa, ?2: to Healds- 
burg, $3: to Cloverdale, $4 50; to Guerneville, 13. 

From San Francisco for Point Tiburou and San 
Rafael, Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:15 A. M., 3:30 p. M., 
5:00 p. M., 6:10* p. M. ; Sundays: 8:00 a. m., 10:15 A. M., 
1:00 p. M., 5:00 p. M. 



To San Francisco from San Rafael, Week Days — 
6:30 A. M., 8:00 a. M., 10:30 a. m., 3:40 P.M., 5:05 P. M.; 
Sundays: 8:10 A. M., 11:30 A. M., 3:00 p. M., 5:00 p. M. 

To San Francisco from Point Tiburon, Week Days — 
7:00 a. m., 8:20 a. m., 10:55 a. m., 4:05 p. m., 5:30 p. m.; 
Sundays: 8:35 A. M., 11:55 A. M., 3:25 p. M., 5:30 
P. M. 

•There will be no 6:10 p. m. boat from San Fran- 
cisco on Saturdays. 



H. C. W T H1TING, 

Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



-Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 
Montgomery Street. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. R. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONAHUE Leaves San Fran- 
cisco and Connects with Traius at SOMOMA 
LANDING, as follows: 

4-00 P.M., Daily (Sundays excepted), from 
•'-"-' WASHINGTON-STREET-WIIARF, lor 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. 

Sunday Excursions. 

8.QA A. M. (Sundays only), from WASHING- 
.£^\J TON-STREET-WH'ARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. Round- 
Trip Tickets: To Sonoma, $1. 00; Glen Ellen, ?1. 50. 



-Ticket Offices at Ferry and 222 and 430 
Montgomery Street. 



H. C. WHITING, 
Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



A TEMPORARY BAN. 

"Mr. Snagjis, tin- next time yon go to Pitts- 
burgh you must get mo :i temporary ban for 
Fido," said Mr-, mml'^-, yesterday morning. 
" A temporary ban ! " snorted Snaggs, •• what 
in the name oi sense isa temporary bai 
don't know, but 1 Bee thai nil the dogs in New 
York arc being put under a temporary ban, 
an.l I suppose it's the latest style of dog blank- 
et tor the winter, you know." 



Tape Worms.- 
UWkh. 



lods clerks.— National 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC SYSTEM. 

Trains Leave, and are Due to Arrive at, 
SAN FRANCISCO: 



LEAVE 

(for) 


From Jan. 17, J 886. 


ARRIVE 

(from) 


JS.00 A. 




16:40 p. 


8:00 a. 






•4:00 p. 




6:40 p. 


8:00 a. 


....Colfax .. 


5:40 p. 


8:00 a. 


— Delta, Redding and Portland. 


6:40 p. 


•3:30 p. 


— Gait via Martinez 


10:40 A. 


8:00 a. 


. lone via Livermore 


5:40 p. 


4:00 p. 


Knight's Landing 


10:10 a. 


•5:00 p. 


Livermore and Pleasanton. . . 


•8:40 a. 


18:00.1. 
•8:00 a. 




16:40 p. 
•7:10 p. 




3:30 p. 


.. (Mojave, Doming, | Express.. 


10:40 a. 


3:30 p. 


.. (El Paso and East, j Emigrant. 


10:40 a. 


10:00 a. 




3:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


.. (Ogden and East) Express 


11:10 a. 


3:00 p. 


. . ( " " " ) Emigrant . . 


11 :10 A. 


8:00 a. 


Red Bluff via Marysville 


5:40 p. 


8:00 a. 


— Sacramento via Beuicia 


6:40 p. 


8:30 a. 


" via Livermore. .. 


5:40 p. 


3:00 p. 




11:10 a. 


4:00 p. 


" via Beuicia 


10:10 a. 


•4:00 p. 


— Sacramento River Steamers. . 


•6 :00 a. 


8:30 A. 




•3:40 p. 


110:00 A. 




13:40 p. 
9:40 a. 
5:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


ii 


8:30 a. 


Stockton via Livermore 


•9:30 a. 


" via Martinez - 


•7:10 p. 


•3:30 p. 


" via Martinez 


•10 :40 a. 


•9:30 a. 


...Tulare and Fresno 


•7 :10 p. 



A. fur Morning. 



p. for Afternoon. 



From " SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— •6:00, *6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, «12:00. 

To FR UIT V ALE— »6 .00, »6 :30, *7 .00, *7 .30, »S :00, *S :30 
•3:30, *4:00, *4:30, *5:00, *5:30, •6:00, *6:80, 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— •O^O, 6:30, 111:00 
•12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— *6:00, »6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00, »S:30, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, tW:30, 11:00, Jll:30, 12:00, J12:30, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 
6:30. 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To BERKELEY— *6:00, »6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00, »8:30, 
9:00, 19:30, 10:00, J10:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 1:00, 
2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 
9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— *6:00, »6:30, 7:00, *7:30 18:00 
•8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11,00, ]1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, *4:30, 
5:00, «5:30, 6:00, *6:30, 7:00. 



To "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

From FRUIT VALE— *6:23, *6:53, «7:23, »7:53, *8:23, 
•8:53, *9:23, 10:21, *4:23, *4:53, •5:23, *5:53, *6:23, 
•6:53, 7:25, 9:50. 

From FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— *5:15, »5:45, 
16:45, 19:15, »3:15. 

From EAST OAKLAND— »5:30, *6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30' 
8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00' 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00- 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY', Oakland— 7 minutes later 
than from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— *5:22, •5:52,»6:22, 6:52,»7:22,7:52 , 
•8:22, 8:52, 9:22, 9:52, 110:22, 10:52, 111:22, 11:52, 
112:22,12:52, 11:22, 1:52, 2:52, 3:22, 3:52, 4:22, 4:52, 
5:22, .5:52, 6:22, 6:52, 7:52, 8:52, 9:52, 10:52. 

From BERKELEY— •5:15, "5:45, *6:15, 6:45, »7:15, 
7:45,*8:15, 8:45, 19:15, 9:45, J10:15, 10:45, 111:15, 11:45, 
12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 
7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45. 

From WEST BERKELEY— •5:45, *6:15, 6:45, »7:15' 
7:45, 8:45, 19:15, 9:45, 10:45, 112:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45' 
4:45, *5:15, 5:45, *6:15, 6:45, *7:15. 



Creek Route. 
From SAN FRANCISCO— *7:15, 9:15, 11:15, 1:15, 3:15, 

5:15. 
From OAKLAND— *6:15, 8:15, 10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15 



•Sundays excepted. 1 Sundays only. 



Standard Time furnished by RANDOLPH & CO., 
San Francisco. 



A. N. TOWNE, 

Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



THISTLEDOWN. 

Fairy frigate on airy mms 
S|Kir( of tin- sunshine, toj "i the dp 
Oared by a myrld feathered Bpn 
Mo,, red by n myriad silver rs 
What is thy freight, Thistledown? 

Wafted, winged, on a viewless tide 
Launched on a breezy ocean wide, 
Thither and hither thy fair bark tides, 
What is thy freight, Thistledown? 

I se tlie moorings and drop tin- Beed ! 

Delicate cable ami gossamer thread, 

Silvery sail and feathery oar 
Kcedeth tin- Thistledown now no more. 
What is thy freight, Thistledown? 

A tiny seed in cradle fair, 
Borne on the waves of the summer air, 
The germ of a life, though veiled, we see, 
A beautiful possibility— 

This i-. thy seed, thistledown. 

Wondrous care for a Thistle seed! 
Parables writ on wings of a weed 
Reverent eyes may wondering sec, 
Anil precious truth in this argosy. 
This is thy freight, Thistledown. 

Of the cords of love and restraining hands ! 
The wafting wings and the silken strands! 
Cradling the life of the hidden seed. 
Germ ol the life that is life indeed, 
Safe as thy seed, Thistledown ! 

— The Quiver. 



mmmmi 



¥S 9^> COM PANYo? ^ 

TIME SCHEDULE, 
Passenger Trains leave and arrive Passenger 
Depot (Townseud St., bet. 3d and 4th streets), Sau 



Francisco: 




LEAVE 

s. p. 


COMMENCING OCT. 18, 1885. 


ARRIVE 
S. F. 


+6 :40 a. 

8:30 a. 
'10 :40 a. 
•3:30 p. 

4:30 p. 
•5:15 p. 

6:30 p. 


. San Mateo, Redwood ... 


6:28 a. 
•8:10 a. 

9:03 a. 
10:02 a. 

3:36 p. 
t5:02p. 

6 :0S p. 


8:30 a. 
10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 

4:30 p. 


J . Santa Clara, San Jose and. . 1 
1 ....Principal Way Stations. .. [ 


9:03 a. 

10:02 a. 

3:36 p. 

6:08 p. 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


j . .Gilroy, Pajaro, Castro ville..) 110:02a. 
/ ..Salinas and Monterey -II 6:08 p. 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


j . ..HolMster and Tres Pinos. . . J | n °:^ £ 


10:40 a. 
•3:30 p. 


\ Watsouville, Aptos, Smjuel / | ,. ,. , 
((Camp Capitola)& Sauta Cruz) I "■"* p - 



10 :40 a . I j . .Sol edad a nd Way Stations.. > | 6:08 P . 
a.— Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

*Sundays excepted. fSundays only (Sportman's 
Train.) 

Standard Time furnished by Randolph & Co. 
San Francisco. 

STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 10:40 
a. M. Train, except PESCADERO Stages via Sau 
Mateo and Redwood, which connect with 8:30 a. 
m. Train. 

SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP TICKETS.— At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel and Santa Cruz; 
also to Paraiso and' Paso Robles Springs. 

Excursion Tickets. 

Sold Sunday Morning; good 
for Return same day. 
ttw qfltnrdnT f Sold Saturday and Sunday 
F ° SundayW pnly; good for Return until ft* 



For Suudays only, 



Ithe following rates: 



Round Trip I « Sat to I Round Trip 

frnni Snn „. Afnn frnm Snn 



from Sau 
Francisco to 



Mini 
Tkt. 



SanB 

Millbrae ... . 
Oak Grove . 
San Mateo. . 
Belmont... . 
Redwood... 
Fair Oaks. . 
Menln Park 
Mayfield. . 



75 
1 00 
1 00 
1 25 
1 25 
1 25 



* 50 
65 
90 
1 10 
1 25 
1 40 
1 50 
1 60 
1 75 



Fraueisco to 



Sat to 

i Mou 

Tkt. 



Mnuut'n V'W|*1 50'*2 00 
ILawrences .. 1 501 2 25 
[Sauta Clara.. I 1 761 2 50 



I 2 50 

4 00 
I 5 00 

5 00 
5 00 

Monterey ! I 5 00 



San Jose.. ..II! 

Gilroy 2 ; 

Aptos I . . 

Soquel I — 

Santa Cruz. 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend 
street: Valencia-street Station, and No. 613 Market 
street, Grand Hotel. 
A. C. BASSETT, H. R. JUDAH, 

Superintendent. Asst. Pass. & Tkt. Agt 



20 



SAX FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Jan. 23, 1886. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
Owingto the break-down of the telegraph wires we are, at the 
hour of writing, without any report at all of the speech which Queen 
Victoria waa to deliver on Thursday to the oew Parliament. As this 
utterance will contain an outline of the policy which the present 
British Government proposes to follow in dealing with the grave com- 

Blications which now exist, its importance cannot be overestimated. 
ip ien dill men await its appearance with Ehe greatest interest. 

One thing is now quite clear, and that is that the alarm at, first 
created by the shadows of Parnell andhia eighty-five adherents on 
the floor of ill" British House of Commons has passed away. The 
in h question still remains to be dealt with, but the chances of its 
being settled by the establishment of an Irish Parliament, based upon 
anything like ParnelTs plan, are exceedingly remote. That scheme 



is handicapped at the start by the fact that it does not appeal to 
reason and justice, but, on the contrary, commends itself to the dis- 
approval of all dispassionate and unprejudiced observers. It' the 
proposition of the so-called Irish Nationalists was to reform the 
existing'form of constitutional government in the British [sles by 
giving to each of the three kingdoms a Beparate and subordinate 
legislative body in look after lociil attalra, then it would be entitled t" 
Berious consideration, But that is nut the proposition of the so- 
called Irish Nationalists . Their outcry is fur an "independent" 
Irish Parliament, which, in other words, means separation from the 
British Empire in everything hut name—anil even the nominal part 
of the connection would soon be a debatable matter. Nowitis a 
recognized fact that all existing institutions Bhould be allowed to 
stand until some good reason is shown fur changing them. What 
reason exists fur asking for a change in the system of legislative k<>v- 
ernment in Ireland? Is nut Ireland fully and freely represented in 
the British Parliament ? True, the British Parliament is not a dis- 
tinctly Irish body. Neither is the Federal Congress a distinctly Cali- 
fornian body, and yet he would lie considered a fool who would say 
thai California was nut fully and freely represented by the six 

members she semis thereto, Abolish State Legislatures and Cali- 
fornia's relation to the Union would he precisely what Ireland's re- 
lation to the British Empire is. 

There is a spluttering of Greece, but it is nut likely to amount to 
much ; it is noisy, but harmless. The Government <>f that interesting 
country has for some time past been preparing itself, in its own small 
way, to wage war. ft has no excuse or occasion for such preparation. 
No one has menaced it or threatened to menace it. The only ex- 
planationof its belligerent preparations which can he fun ml lies {n the 
fact thai, in view of thr Balkan imbroglio, it is waiting Eor a chance 
to go on a freebooting expedition.! The peace of Europe should not 
be threatened for such an unworthy purpose, and the great Powers 
should insist upon this petty one disarming. 

The Court Oiroular has discovered the rather ominous fact that 
liritish Parliaments which have met in January have nut, as a rule, 
been long-lived. Since L510 there have been twelve meetings of new 
Parliaments in January. The lirst of these Parliaments— namely, 
that which met mi Jan. 21, 1510— came to an untimely eml within six 
weeks of its birth, being dissolved on the 28d of the following month. 
The next January Parliament met on the Pith of that month in 1541, 
ami was dissolved on March I'll, 1544. A painfully short-lived Parlia- 
ment met on .Ian. 20, l~>. r >s, and was dissolved on Nov. 17 of the same 
year, Even less forfunatr still was a Parliament that assembled on 
Jan. 25, 1659, and was dissolved on May H following, having lived less 
than four months. On .Ian. 12, 1563, a Parliament met which man- 
aged to survive nearly four years, lasting until Jan. '1, 1567. In 1621 
Parliament met on Jan. 80, and was dissolved mi Jan. 6, 1622, lasting 
less than one year. A " < 'oiniiioii wealth " Parliament, which met on 
Jan. 27, 1659, came to grief in les.s than three months, being dissolved 
on April 22 of the same year. On Jan. '22, L689, Parliament met, and 
was dissolved on Feb, *>, 1690. The Parliament that met on Jan. 2s, 
172s, was exceptionally fortunate. It lasted uid.il April 18, 1734 ; and 
the same good luck ' attended the Parliament that assembled On 
Jan. II. 1785, and survived until April 2S, 1711. These two are the 
longest-lived January Parliaments on record. The Parliament that 
met on Jan. II, 1*1!),' was dissolved on Feb. I'll, 1820. In L833 the Par- 
liament which met on Jan. 2!) was dissolved on Pee. '.Mi, IS'M. 

The action of the powers in requesting ' > recre and Servia and Mon- 
tenegro to disarm, is worthy of all eoimncmfatinii. These petty Slates 
are insignificant in themselves, but their giving practical expression 
to their I'reehootmg ideas might at any moment Involve the whole of 
Europe in a destructive war. it is t.l he hoped that the " request " 
will he duly enforced. 

Messrs. Easton & Eldridge, the well-knuwn auctioneers of No. 22 

Montgomery street, announce that they will o0Vr fur sale by public 

ami ion, at Irving 1 1 all. on next Thursday at 12 o'clock, a large num- 
ber of oil paintings from the easel of Mr. Edward Deakin. The paint- 
ings and studies embraced in this sale number one hundred and one 

pieces, ami, as Mr. Deakin has made arrangements to open a studio 

m the city of New York, this will he (he last, public, presentation of his 

work which will occur on the Pacific Coast. The pictures are all en- 
closed in magnificent frames, but the paintings will be SOld alone, and 
purchasers will have the option of taking the frames or not, as they 
may please, This sale should liavc the ea mest attention of all col- 
lectors of works of art. Mr. Deakin *9 reputation as an artist is so well 
established that it is unnecessary to say anything on that point. The 
pictures to he offered are all gems, and' worthy of a place in first-class 
collections. The .sale will he without reserve All the works em- 
braced in the sale will lie on exhibition at Irving Hall from next Mon- 
day Hi' t0 the dale of the sale, 

1 .ji. _. 

The Sutter-street Rink will he re-qpened, under new management, 
this afternoon and evening. Reduced prices and strict order should 
popularize it. 



ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

NAVAJO MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place of business, Sun Fnmeisco, California; loca- 
tion ol works, Tnsrnmm. Elko County, Nevada, 

Notice is hereby given thatatameetmg of the Board of Directors, held on 
the yth day of January, 1886, an aase^emem [No. 14] of Thirty Cents (80c.) per 

share was levied upon the capital titock of the corporation, payable imme- 
diately In United States gold colu, tO the Secretary, at the Office of the com- 
pany, No. 810 Pine Street, Rooms 15 and it, 8an FronclBCO, California. 
Any stock upon which this assessment Bhall remain unpaid on 

The 15th Day of February, 1886, will be delinquent 
unci advertised for sale at public auction ; and unless payment is made be- 
fore, will be Bold on Monday, the 8th day of March, 1886, to pay the de- 
linquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and ex jieuses of sale. 
By order of the ]ii.m.rd of Directors. J, W. PEW, Secretary. 

Olllce— No. 310 Pine street, Rooms 15 and 17, Sau Francisco, California. 
[January 23.] 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

SAVAGE MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place oi business, Sim Francisco, California; loca- 
tion of works Virginia Mining District, storey county, State "f Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on 
the 4th day of January, a. d. 1886, an assessment (No. 65) of Fifty Cents (60c) 
per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable Im- 
mediately iu United states gold coin, to the Secretary, at the office of the 

C 1'iiuy, room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Fraicisco, 

California, 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 

9th Day of February, 1886, will be Delinquent 
and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is made be- 
fore, will be sold on MONDAY, the 1st day of March, a. d. 1886, to pay the 
delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and expenses of 
sale. 

E. B. HOLMES, Secretary. 
Office— Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
Cal. [Jan. 9th.] 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

CHOLLAR MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 19 

Amount per Share 25 Cents 

Levied December 30th, 1885 

Delinquent In Office February 4th, 1886 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February" 25th, 1RSG 

CHAS. E. ELLIOT, Secretary. 
Oflire— Room 79, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, Sau Francisco, 
California. Jau. 2. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

SIERRA NEVADA SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 84 

Amount per Share 25 Cents 

Levied January 6th, 1886 

Delinmient in Office February 9th, 1886 

Day oi Sale of Delinquent Stock March l*t, 1886 

E. L. PAKKEK Secretary. 
Office— Room 57 Nevada Block, No. 809 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. [January 9,] 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

BEST AND BELCHER MINING COMPANY. 

Assessment No. 33 

Amount per Share 50 Cents 

Levied January lith, 1S86 

Delinquent in Office February 10th, 1886 

Day oi Sale of Delinquent Stock March 9th, 1886 

WM. WILLIS, Secretary. 
Office— Room 29, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. [January 16. J 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

BELCHER SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

The regular Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Belcher Silver 
Mining Company will be held at the office of the Company, Knora 8, No. 327 
Pine street (Stock Exchange Board), San Francisco, California, on TUES- 
DAY, the 26th day of January, 18®, at the hour of 12 m., fur the purpose of 
electing a Board nf Directora to-aerve for the ensuing year, and the trans- 
action of such other business as may come before the meeting. Transfer 
books will dose on Saturday, January 23rd, at S o'clock r. u, 

JOHN CROCKETT, Secretary. 

Office— Room 8, No. 327 Piue street (Stock Exchange Building), San Fran- 
cisco, California. [Jan. 16.] 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Office of the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, 
N. E. Corner Montgomery and Post Streets, 

San Francisco, January 4, 1886. 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of this Society, held this 

day, a dividend, at the rate of 3% per cent, per annum, has been declared on 

all deposits, for the six mouths ending with December 31, 1885, free from all 

taxes, and payable from and after this date, 

[Jaunary9.] ROBERT J. TOBIN, Secretary. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

THE GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

For the half-year ending Dec. 81st, 1886, the Board of Directors of THE 
GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY has declared a Dividend at the 
rate of four and one-half (4%) per cent, per annum on term deposits and 
three and three-fourths (:!94) per cent, per annum on ordinary deposits, and 
payable on and after the 1st day oi January, 1886. By order. 

[Dec. 26.] GEO. LETTE, Secretary. 




gjtfj FRANC|« eo 



New 




<&VLliUxnm%bbzxtx sjer. 




Vol. XXXVI. 



SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1886, 



No. 31. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



■ ii That i- a Decision 10 

Australian and New Zealand Notes '■> 
A Waif (poetry) 
\ Distinguished Mining Expert 15 

a liiwiii to American Travelers 18 

"BU." 13 

Comment- on Foreign Atfuirs 20 

Echoes Prom i*uris 12 

Piutaion's Voice 2 

financial News 1 

Hank's Claim » 

Insurance Hems ... 7 

Lewdness in our Highways l"> 

Mag's Letter 11 

Notabllla it 

Obituary 14 

Oar Consul at Apia lfi 



10 



Pertaining i<> the Grand Jury 

Pleasure's Wand 

Passing Remarks o 

Keal Estate Transactions 16 

Romance aud Keality (poetry ,...12 

Sporting 7 

Society 3 

rown Crier 11 

rhose Who Have Failed (poetry). . 4 
1 he Screen in the Lumber Koom.. 9 

I he Big Lottery Prize 18 

The Last Leaf Jpoetry) ft 

The Tramp's Appeal (poetry) 19 

ni.- Duty of Foreign consuls 10 

The School Department 10 

The Railroad Tax Cases 10 

World, Flesh and the Pevil 8 



GOLD BARS— «U0 tine, par.— Refined Silver— 20^@21J^ $ cent. 
discount. Mexican Dollars, .sn^@81Kc 

£&~Fru_e of Money here, G@10 per cent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open market, %@l% per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
Security, 4®3 per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 

Exchange on New York, 20@l7*^c. ; on London Bankers, 49 %&. 
Paris sight, 5.12}£@5.10ir. per dollar. Telegrams on New York, 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 29, 1886. 



MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. 

4-pr-ct. Quarterly (cou.).. 
Central Pacific R. R. 
California Dry Dock. 
1 ill. Iron & Steel, 7-pr-ct. 
C'nt'a C'sta Water, 5-pr-ct 

Dupont-Street 

Murket-St. R. R 
P'k & O.R.R..6-p-c,guar.) 
Montgomery- A veime 
Nevada Co. N. G. R. R 
North Pacific Coast R. R. 
Nrth'n Pac.R.R.(lstmor) 
N'rth'n Railway of Cala,. 
Oakland Gasl't, 5-pr-ct. . . 
Or. K.W.aud N., 6-pr-ct . . 
Pac. Rolling Mills, tf-pr-et 
Pion'r Wool'n Mills, 6-p-c 
S. Pac. R. R., fi-pr-e ex c 
Sp'g Valley W. W., 6-pr-ct 
U'n Iron Works, 6-p-c 

LOCAL RAILROAD STOCKS 

Central Pacific — 

City 

California-Street. . 

Geary-Street 

North Beach and Mission 

Omnibus 

Presidio 

Sutter-Street . 

WATER STOCKS. 

Contra Costa . 

Spring Valley , 

INSURANCE STOCKS. 

An^lo-Nevada 

California. 

Commercial 

Fireman's Fund 



Bid. ! 


Asked 




Bid. 






INSURANCE STOCKS. 






12«>, - 








usil 


114 1 . 




79 


87 






104 


110 




93 




97 


101U 


101% 
50 


103'4 
52 




108 


110 






80 


121 


— 


QAS STOCK8. 






116Vi 


120 




55 


— 


27 


40 


Pacific Gas Imp't Co. ... 


52V< 


SB 

56?| 


— 


85 


Oakland Gasl't and Heat 


i 








110 


112. 


BANK STOCKS. 


112 


113 


Anglo-Cala., 50 pr ct paid 


50 


53 


103 


— 


Bank of California 


163' i 


— 


109 


— 


Cala. Safe Deposit & Trust 
1st National Bank of S. P. 


45 


47VJ 


105 


10.il., 


120 


121 




10O 






66 


107VI 


108 


L'd'n Paris & Am. (lim.) 


92*f 




123 


124 


Pacific. 


145 


175 


103^ 


106 


POWDER STOCKS 












bHV- 


60 


«!4 
65 


44 
75 




60 
18 


Sj| 
22 


Safetj*Nitro 








m'A 






99 


MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 






46 


47W 


Cala. Artificial Stone P'v 


2*j 


5 


— 


47 


California Dry Dock . 


35 


— 


106 


— 


California Electric Light 


m 


*H 






California Wire Works . . 


— I 60 


7514 
97*? 


77 


California Iron and Steel 


3% — 


98 


Gold & Stock Telegraph. 
Hawaiian Commercial.. . 


40 1 51 






10% 10% 


26'/, 


264;j 


Judson Manufacturing . . 


— I 20 


115 


ns 


Pacific Rolling Mills 


85 — 


122 




Pioneer Woolen Mills . . . 


— 1 390 


1 140 




Pacific Iron and Nail. . 


45 


56 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 

There is nothing doing in Coins tock shares, although the usual 
work progresses at the mines. 

We pretend to know by name and reputation the leading mining 
experts of the Pacific Coast, except Mr. Alex. Del Mar, whom we 
decline to identify with our mining interest under any pretext. 
While there are many talented men amongst them, there are others 
whose knowledge is limited; yet, taken as a whole, they are thor- 
oughly conscientious, true to their interests and the men who employ 
them. This is brought more vividly to mind by the contrast with 
others from the outside world, aud the disagreeable knowledge which 
is frequently forced upon one whose business it is to keep track of 
current events in mining. To know that men are to be found who 
will sell out their patrons on every opportunity, by the means of un- 
derhand contracts and contradictory reports, one for public use, and 
the other private and confidential, to further their own interests, is 
not pleasant; yet two instances have taken place, to our knowledge, 
in this State, during the past six months, and we are proud to say 
that in neither instance was a Californian implicated. Trickery of 
this kind is sure to leak out in some manner, to be followed by well- 
merited exposure and disgrace. 



Registered at the Postoffice at San Francisco, California, as second-class matter. 



The Centennial Gold Miote, Limited, which has been lately i 
in London for the purpose of raising a capital of 9350,000 t" purchase 

a property known by this name, situated about I Leven mile- from 
Auburn, in Placer County of this State, is the must absurd proposi- 
tion of the kind which has come to par notice i«tr some time. This 
claim— f<>r we do not propose to dignify it with the name of mine— is 
situated in a region that has never yet developed a paying quartz 
mine of any permanence. The most that can be Said of itifi that it 
is an encouraging prospect, opened by two sunt II tunnels, showing a 
narrow ledge of quartz with a small chute of high-grade ore. There 
is possibly something like $20,000 in sight, but the locality and 
country rock formation is such that it cannot be presumed with any 
certainty that the ore* will descend to any depth. The tunnels are 
about 25 feet apart and the vein runs from 18 inches to two feet wide. 
With such a showing it seems preposterous to estimate the profits, as 
shown by the prospectus at $117,000 per annum. The leading 
feature of the prospectus is the modesty with which the vendors accept 
all their purchase money in shares with the exception of $25,01 hi in cash, 
which is just about $10,000 more than their property would realize 
if sold in this country. The only value the property has, is as a de- 
posit of specimen quartz for the use of jewelers, and* even then there 
is not sufficient in size to attract the attention of any large manu- 
facturing firm in that line. The outside price for this prospect would 
be $15,000, so that the owners, if they ever get paid the sum men- 
tioned in the prospectus, will have a handsome profit, independent 
of their shares. We hope, however, that the parties handling this 
matter in London will consider our statements before accepting of 
any money from the public. If they do so it will be simply del "ra tid- 
ing people out of their money on one of the meanest propositions 
that has ever been floated on the London Market. Why, the absurd- 
ity of the proposition is written all over its face— paying $350,000 for 
a $20,000 prospect, aud guaranteeing a yearly dividend' of over $100,000 
on the same basis. The safest plan "will 'be to hatch the chickens 
before counting them. A paper published in the vicinity of this 
property inquiring, in relation to the sale, if this is another swindle? 
remarks: "We are somewhat familiar with the quartz mines of 
Placer County, but have never heard of a mine of that name upon 
which any development has been made. If there be such a claim it 
is only a prospecting operation, and the vendors can well afford to 
take a large amount of stock in part payment of the property if they 
receive £5,000 in cash." Leave it alone and save money ; there is 
nothing in it for any save the promoters and vendors. 

The Providence Mine is not yet completely out of the market, and 
in this connection we would drop the mildest kind of a hint iu a cer- 
tain quarter, if that little game is carried out in permitting the Grande 
contract to lapse, preparatory to further action under new aus- 
pices, we will make somebody dance a livelier measure than may 
suit pretentious dignity. This is pretty plain talk, and, what is more, 
we mean it. 

The latest information from that interesting portion of Mexico, 
which it is proposed to colonize under the title of the Sonora Land 
Company, now being worked up in Chicago, New York and London, 
is to the "effect that the head chief of the Yaqui Indians has warned 
any and all persons against entering the dominion of his tribe. This 
will be rough on the new colony, who are not likely to be more suc- 
cessful than the Mexican Government in evicting these warlike land- 
owners. The question has been under argument for the past fifty 
years, and appears good for another fifty before a settlement is ar- 
rived at. 

Forty men are now at work on the Esmeralda Con. Mines, at Au- 
rora, and things are booming in the vicinity. 

A meeting of shareholders in the Anglo-Mexican Mining Co. was 
held in London last month. Shareholders who were unable to he 
present will have to content themselves with whatever information 
the inside may please to give them, as for some reason it was con- 
sidered advisable to exclude the press. Star chamber proceedings of 
this description are most unsatisfactory for all concerned, and are apt 
to leave the impression that an endeavor is being made to conceal 
something which will not bear the light of public investigation. 

Money, in commenting on the methods by which syndicates are 
gotten up in London for the purpose of floating companies of every 
description, threatens to make a complete expose of the modus op- 
erandi shortly. This will be very interesting reading to many on this 
side of the globe, who have often been puzzled at the apparent facility 
with which so many worthless Californian schemes have been suc- 
cessfully inaugurated and operated in London, to the serious detri- 
ment of the outside public who had the temerity to touch them. 

The Titillan Mine, Mineral del Chico, is turning out plenty of ore 
which is reduced at the Hacienda de la Pena. Shares in the C.uz 
mine, Pachuca, are quoted at $3,200 a bana. A company has been 
formed in London to operate the mines of Encamacion.San Pedro 
and Nuevo Rosario, at Pachuca. 

Mr. Melville Attwood has returned from his trip to Nevada City. 
He has, we understand, been looking at two or three properties in 
that neighborhood, amongst others the Spanish mine. 

3&r. R. W. Paton and Sir. Smith, of Glasgow, are staying in this 
city. 

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Jan. 30, 1886. 



FASHION'S VOICE. 



Childrens' clothes are remarkably cute at present. The style of 
everything, being so extremely simple, forms a remarkable contrast 
to fcne dress of the little ones as we have seen them for years past. 
A child, dressed in the fashion of to-day, is no longer like a monkey 
on a barrel-organ, and I am glad of it. . But nevertheless, plain as 
the present fashion is, silly mothers will deviate from it by having 
these plain garments made of the most costly materials. One fre- 
quently sees a plain-looking, ill-dressed woman leading along a mite 
in the richest velvet and feathers. What a ridiculous contrast this 
is? That simple-minded mother has doubtless gone without the 
necessaries of life to buy the velvet for the dress and the feathers 
for the hat, and by commencing to pander to the vanity that is born 
in everything feminine, she lavs the foundation for extravagance 
and folly, which is never wholly overcome, for the child who is 
dressed in velvet and satin will, as a woman, scarcely be content 
with woolen goods. 

After this little digression let me show how much more adaptable 
woolen or cotton goods are for children. A velvet wrap, while be- 
ing inconsistent for a child, is useless in the rain, for instance; and 
again, if the child should happen to tumble in the mud, the velvet 
is ruined. On the other hand the richest kinds of woolen materials 
are seldom injured by wet, and even mud may be cleaned off with- 
out injuring the surface. 

The pretty tricot cloth now in vogue, with trimming of astrachan 
or frise cloth, is certainly more sensible for children than satin and 
velvet, and really looks better. At the same time velvet trimming is 
quite allowable and not out of place. When I find fault with velvet 
it is as a whole. A costly silk velvet dress, with little chains, rings, 
etc., is unbecoming for children because they are in the nature of 
expensive and uncalled-for display. Now a pretty dress, fanciful 
enough for the taste of any finery-loving mother, ran be made of 
red diagonal cloth with trimming of dark blue velvet, cut in points, 
and placed on the edge of the garment, be it pelisse or cloak. The 
hat should be blue and the feathers red. A long redingote of Lon- 
don-smoke serge, trimmed with panels and revere of colored velvet, 
or black (which is better form), makes a very charming dress for a 
girl of any age, and cloth, in color blue or otherwise, trimmed with 
dark fur, or chinchilla, is even more to be admired than any other 
style. Fur is always pretty for little girls; also shoulder capes, or 
small cardinal capes, are snug and comfortable looking. Above all 
things I like to see a child look comfortable. Now velvet is not what 
you call comfortable; it is showy, and one always feels a hope that 
the wearer won't spoil her dress! If you take a velvet-dressed child 
to visit a friend, and she proposes bread and jam as an interlude, you 
of course say, " No, thanks ; Ida will spoil her frock." Whereupon 
Ida generally kicks up a row, and she is permitted to have a dry bis- 
cuit, which she flings on the floor. If Ida had worn a woolen "dress 
she could have had a tuck-in of bread and jam, poor child, without 
fear of it sticking to the nap of the velvet. It is quite possible to 
make children very sweet looking without any very great expense, 
and certainly minus velvet and satin. 

For evening dresses, simple white is always the most charming 
dress for a child. You may make it of mull, Swiss, grenadine or 
cheesecloth. Any and every one of these materials are perfect Eor 
children, and should be worn with wide silk sashes, and no other 
adornment than tucks on the skirt; no pull backs, no nonsense of any 
kind, except a simple round skirt and sash full bodice. If short- 
sleeved, they should be tied up with ribbons; if long-sleeved, let them 
be only demi-sleeves. Short sleeves, however, are always the pretti- 
est tor the little ones. What is more objectionable than a scrap of 
feminine humanity in an old woman's dress, giving herself, al-u. 
more than an old woman's airs? Why, nothing, and when one sees 
these little creatures, in pink and blue" satin, sensible mothers must, 
of necessity, own it to be rediculous. When I was a child, I well re- 
member I never knew of any other than a white " party frock," and 
a French cashmere for " rest" in winter, or pale muslin in summer. 
But those sensible days are gone, never to return. 

Leaving dresses I will take, just for a little, space to discuss art 
work. The present craze is crochet lace. You buy the braid, and 
crochet it into any pattern you choose, and this, as* a trimming for 
►Summer dresses, is perfectly lovely. I know an industrious little lady 
who always carries her work in her pocket. She has made a yoke 
collar and cuffs of this crochet work, which she will in Summer make 
up with a pink or gray lawn dress. Now, to buy such a costume 
would be really costly,' but to make it up cost? nothing but your time, 
which you would probably waste anyhow. Then, how much better is 
it to use it in making what is really useful and very ornamental! I 
consider it much more sensible to make lace for dress purposes than 
to waste labor on such things as tidies and doilys, because you can 
buy what looks quite as well to cover a chair with for 20 cents; then 
why lose time over such? 

This fine crochet lace is beautiful for underwear also, and any 
well-minded woman will always prefer to have handsome underclothes 

than stylish outside garments. There is nothing so perfect as g 1 

and well-made skirts, etc. These are always a proof of the delicacy 
of the wearer's mind. I see women in velvet and silk often wear- 
ing garments beneath the same so yellow, worn and horrible look- 
ing, that I am overcome with a great astonishment. 

Again, you may make such pretty trimmings with feather stitch 
round the top of chemises, round drawers and above the flounces of 
your skirts. In indelible colors, such as red and blue, this orna- 
mentation is very novel and pretty, for I see no one use it. When 
I had time I worked all my underclothes in this way, and often in 
white cotton also. Thick crochet cotton is the right 'kind. It wears 
better than embroidery, and is so easy. There are scores of pretty 
stitches which can be learned from the books. Feather-stitching iii 
coarse silk is pretty enough also for an edging to a basque or Zouave 
jacket, or on the top of tucks on childrens' dresses. 

One description of a work-basket ere I finish: Take an old hat, or a 
cheap new one if you prefer it. Put two bands of fancy ribbon round 
the crown, tied in bows. Of course your hat sits on the crown, and 



inside the rim you place a bag, which is made of some bright stuff, 
and wliich is drawn in at top. This is a useful kind of work-basket 
because it keeps things tidy. If your bat is old you can renew it bv 
melting sealing-wax in alcohol and brushing it bver. An old black 
hat done thus with black wax is a great success, but any color will do, 
or you may bronze. Silver Fen. 

A WAIF. 
This spray of seeded grass, yellow and dry. 
Plucked in the golden summer, month> ago, 
Still in my vase the pristine grace doth show. 
With which it bore its freightage airily; 
When sunbeams, slanting from the wintry sky, 
Find out this waif, and touch it with a glow * 
Like summer's glory, I who see it so. 
And count its shining germs, in wonder cry — 
" This was the least the teeming season brought; 
The slightest thread of growth, and yet bow fair! 
AVith what prolific potency enfraught ! 
O, soul of mine, what fruit then shouldst thou bear. 
If all thy life were by its laws outwrought, 
And of ("foci's fullness hath its perfect share?" 

— Vick's Magazine. 

THOSE SIGNS. 
"We presume that about this time nobody will doubt the propriety 
of a city ordinance in favor of removing" the dangerous signs that 
abound along our most crowded thoroughfares. The way that signs 
made of boards, wire, etc., flew along Market street the other day 
was a caution to behold. If the storm had been unaccompanied by 
rain, so that people could have ventured upon the streets, there would 
undoubtedly have been much injury to life and limb. It is idle to 
ar^ue longer that the danger is but slight. It is nothing of the kind. 
It is, in fact, very great, and ought to be reduced to a minimum with- 
out delay. There is no real necessity for such trumpery and danger- 
ous structures as in too many places menace pedestrians, and render 
the traveling of the streets, in a high wind, an imminent risk to life. 
All legitimate and sufficient signs can be made conspicuous enough 
without resorting to methods that are illegitimate and dangerous in a 
high degree. Tradesmen themselves cannot and do not desire that 
they, their families and their customers should be in danger of their 
lives. The trouble is that one man encroaches a little on that which 
is safe, his neighbor ventures a little further, and so it goes on ad in- 
finitum. A safe general rule should be adopted, and it should be en- 
forced against all alike, without fear, favor or affection. Our City 
Fathers make a mistake in this particular. They grant permits to do 
that which it should be unlawful to do under any circumstances. No 
sign law will be just, or equitable, or respected that is not enforced 
against all alike. 

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SOCIETY. 



January 88th, 1888. WhonOld 
for a continuance, be will in- hail. 



ill -i ,s lit to ahow hi- face again. 



• I wiih audi pawns of delight as 
ted him for many a iltt) . Ill ikes a long season of rain, 
we huve hud, to Irani his value a nil to appreciate the sun- 
shine us it deserves. 

i mi rnin combined continue to have a mosl depressing eflect 
ill festivities, and tin- few Unit have taken place during the 
week have heen aiivthiiig but well uttended. Early in tin week the 
Mi"-i- Pojic gave tiieir first entcrtainmenl since their return home, 
iu the shaiw of a progressive euchre party. The prizes werehand- 
noine, anu tiieir intrinsic value was increased bj the knowledge that 
the) had been selected in Gotham hi *pi • ial reference to the part) to 
! Supper and dancing followed the game, and u 

pleasant evening was terminated with regret. 

l-'ri.la\ evening, however, continues to ho the popular one of the 
week, judging hj the number of gatherings thai art- crowded into 

it, and last week there seei I to he more than usual. First and 

foreuiost.1 suppose I should place Lhc Cotillion Club from its date 
of seniority, wtuch had its usual fortnightly dance at B'nai B'rith 
Hall. It was a smaller party than usual, owing probably to the in- 
clemency "i tin- night— possibly also less pleasant than these ger- 
■ ■ 'llv are, and the usual placid serenity of its most ac- 
complished leader was perceptibly ruined. Could it have been from 
the difficulty he experienced in choosing a partner! 

Alter it lei me speak of the musicale given by Mrs. Jewett at the 
Ornnd Hotel, when the sweet voices uml well-known musical attoin- 
Dients of the Blisses Chamberlain, Bruinagem and Holliday contrib- 
uted in no slight degree to the success of the attractive programme 
offered by the hostess. Next on the li-i comes the reception given by 
Miss LI attic Couch, for the purpose of announcing her engagement to 
Mr. Charles Jackson, at which the relatives of both parties appeared 
in large numbers. The musicale portion of the evening's entertain- 
ment was exceedingly well rendered. Then came supper, and after- 
wants dancing. Ladies' Night at the Olympic culled together a very 
large assemblage in their rooms, and I'Vulay evening also inaugurated 
,i series of entertainments in honor of the officers of the French man- 
of-war Dccrcsy at present in port, in the form of a reception by Lc Cer- 
incaur, at their rooms on O'Karrell street. It was entirely a 
stag affair, but the following evening the President of the club, M. 
Kaas, and his accomplished wife received them at their residence on 
< 1 olden i late avenue, when music and dancing was indulged in with- 
out stint till a very late hour. The next night Mr. and Mrs. E. G. 
I.\ ons, of Bush-street, gave a reception in their honor. Here, again, 
music formed the attractions for the earlier hours of the evening, and 
in the eli. lie*- selection given the sweet voire of the charming hostess 
proved the most prominent and enjoyable feature. A handsome sup- 
per, followed by dancing, closed the evening's festivities. The ship is 
in harbor, waiting orders, but before her departure a reception will 
be given on hoard by her officers, in return for the hospitalities ex- 
tended them on shore. 

The dinners of the week have heen quite numerous, and the list of 
entertainers include Mrs. Ashburner, Mrs. .lack Parrott, Mts. l'ix- 
li-y. Mrs. Li) lie Howard, Mrs. Bishop, and the Harvard Club; and 
the most prominent of this week will be Mrs. Sam Wilson to-night 
and the dinner at Mrs. Goad's last evening, when she entertained 
a number of the Musical Club, which, later iu the evening, held their 
several times postponed meeting in her drawing-rooms. 

The inclemency of the weather, this week, has proved a serums 
drawback to nearly every form of amusement ottered, and prevented 
a large attendance at any of them ; notably so at the Citrus Fair Ex- 
hibition, at the Pavilion, which is worth a visit. The Schumann Club 
Concert, on Tuesday evening, which was, unfortunately, another ex- 
ceedingly wet night, suffered also in point of attendance, but other- 
wise it was one of the most successful and delightful of their series. 
This evening will take place the wedding of Moss Mamie Wilcox and 
Mr. Longstreet, and the reception which follows the cereinonyprom- 
ises to bean unusually pleasant one. To-morrow night the Loring 
Club give another of their popular and enjoyable concerts, and Mr. 
Whilicld Jones opens the doors of his snug little home on Hyde 
street for a dancing reception. His parties are always well attended, 
and his guests among the creme de I" creme of our society; so, on this 
decasion, a very pleasant time is anticipated. The postponement of 
the Second Artillery drill and dance, at the Pavilion, named for to- 
morrow night, is a great disappointment, and hopes are entertained 
that the postponement will not be a long one. 

Weddings promise to be unusually numerous next month. In ad- 
dition to those o I' the Misses Jones," that of Miss Loughran and Mr. 
O'Farrell at St. Francis Church has been named for the 4th; that of 
Miss Florence Godley and Lieutenant Cautwell at Grace Cathedral 
on the 11th, and that of Miss Addie Wallace and General Sheehan at 
St. John's on the 17th. Besides the weddings other entertainments 
are in prospect for next month, so it is possible that the end of the 
season will be gayer than the commencement, and close in a blaze 
of glory, especially as it is whispered that Mrs. Hopkins has reconsid- 
ered her determination of not entertaining during her present visit, 
and will give a ball as will be a ball just before Lent. 

Very unfavorable news has been received during the past few days 
regarding General Miller, and we shall probably, ere the month is 
out, lose one of our most efficient and energetic representatives at 
the nation's capital— a loss not easily replaced. 

Among the latest arrivals in the city is Mr. F. E. Foster, with his 
family, from China. His wife is a sister of Gen. John Lord Love, and 
was formerly well-known in society circles in 'Frisco. The friends of 
Mrs. ile Santa Marina, nee Nonie Smith, are looking forward to a visit 
from her in the Spring, when she will remain some time in California. 
Mrs. Louis Haggm is soon expected back from her visit East, as well 
as Mrs. Gen. Houghton and Miss Minnie, who have been visiting in 
New Haven. Mr. Chas. Gillig left yesterday on his return for London, 
and another of our cowboys, young Ned Eyre, departs for his cattle 
ranch in a few days. 

By the way, I had almost forgotten to mention that Mr. R. W. 



rhcobald, formerly well-known in San Francisco as an active v.. ting 
l,u «i man, but who has ol late been following agricultural pur- 
suits, Was married this Week to Muia Amur T is \\ Fki.ix. 

BEWARE OF THEM. 
A petition has been presented to the Board of Supervi or 
by a number of so-called medical men, praying that druggists only 
.-lion Id be allowed to sell opium, and they, only noon the produi tion 
"i a prescription signed by n person calling himsell a doctor. Every- 
body, of course, wants to destroy the opium habit, winch is making 
such vosl and rapid stride." in our midst. Most thoughtful men 
would prohibit the importation of the drug altogether, If it were ool 
for the fuel that opium in one form oi another, ls a mosl useful, val- 
uable and remediable agencj m many acute diseases. Thai is what 
makes the plausible petition of the so-called medicos dangerous, [f 
we could be sure thai medical prescriptions would always be written 
by men of the moral and mental character of Drs. Lane, Cole, McNutt, 
Simpson and their like, we should be enthusiastically in favor of an 
ordinance such as thut which the so-called madicos nave asked for. 
But the fad which a considerable experience and widely extended en- 
quiries have taught the Nbws Lotted is that there is not a iv dan- 
gerous class of criminals in this cily than certain Of those who claim 

to he doctors. They would unscrupulously use their monopoly for 

the purpose Of money making, and no man or woman Would be re- 
fused an opium prescription who could pay for it. We desire to see 
no such monopoly built up. We understand what it wouhl lead to. 
The second condition of things wouhl lie worse than the first. Then- 
should undoubtedly be some further anti-opium Legislation, but it 
should not be of the kind which these would-be licensed dispensers of 
opium ask for. 



THE BEST PROPOSAL. 
Of the many plans and methods suggested for using up the $50,000 
which the late Senator Sharon directed his trustees to apply to some 
useful improvement in connection with the Golden Gate Park, the 
grand entrance, as designed by the Park Commissioners' architect, 
Mr. Gash, is by far the best. Since the time when parks and public 
gardens have formed an adjunct to civilized society elaborate gate- 
ways have always constituted an important element in their orna- 
mentation. The Golden < rate Park has now no grand entrance 
worthy of the name, and the one proposed will add an architectural 
charm' to this excellent recreation ground. Nor could the money left 
by Mr. Sharon be expended in a more appropriate manner. Such an 
entrance as is contemplated will be not only ornamental and useful 
to the Park, but will also be a monument to the memory of the pub- 
lie-spirited gentleman whose money paid for it, and whose name 
Occupies such a prominent place iii the history of San Francisco. 
Of the design drawn by Mr. Gash it may be said to be bold in its 
outlines and exquisitely artistic in its details. It will challenge the 
attention and win the admiration of all refined tastes, and should be 
Adopted. 

PROPERLY DISMISSED. 
The investigation of the conduct of Miss Gushing, Principal of the 
Golden Gate Primary School, which was held during the post week 
by the Board of Education, resulted in most astonishing disclosures. 
It was demonstrated beyond doubt that this teacher has for years 
past been systematically falsifying her returns, and there is reason to 
believe that she has reaped a large pecuniary profit thereby. Of 
course, such a woman is utterly unlit to have charge of the education 
Of young children, and the Hoard did well in promptly dismissing her 
from a position she disgraced. The investigation appears to have 
been lull and fair, ami the charges were proven beyond doubt. In- 
deed, the only defense which seems to have been attempted on he- 
half of Miss Gushing was to plead the baby act, and whine about her 
having been twentv-tliree years in the employment of the depart- 
ment, if her conduct during those twenty-three years was in keep- 
ing with the acts which have just been proved against her, then she 
was twenty-three years too long in a position of trust and honor. 

Mrs. Julia Melville-Snyder is prepared to receive at her parlors, 
No. 138 McAllister street, pupils in all branches of conversational and 
declamatory elocution, as well as in vocal and instrumental music. 
Single lessons, !f5 per hour; per half hour, $3. Monthly terms much 
lower. | 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30, 1886. 



THOSE "WHO HAVE FAILED. 

[Written on, last looking into Smiles'* "Self-help."] 
Much musing have I read of strenuous men — 

Of soldier, painter, craftsman, those who wrought 
And reaped success, and now in this world's ken 

Loom largely; whom our younger ones are taught 
To mold their lives on. Yet the more my thought 

Turns toward the losing side, that unsung band 
Of broken hearts who, ever failing, fought 

The lung, long battle, while the iron hand 
Aye pressed them backward from their high emprise 

Until they perished. And the rabble rout 
.Still rushes with stretched neck and staring eves 

To greet the coming man. So, let them shout — 
Faint grow the echoes of their rude applause; 

Blot out that huckstering tale of gain and loss. 
Behold the Leader of a vanquished cause, 

His arms extended on the bitter cross! 

What of the weak things of the earth? Of those 

Who found no helper, or he came too late? 
Of all that spectre multitude, who knows 

Aught of their struggle with malign fate? 
Is there no Homer for the beaten side? 

Are they beneath the wisdom of the wise? 
The pity of the good? Let fouls deride ; 

The tattered troops of Failure high I'll prize. 
Such the brave sailor who with all his host 

Slow, month by month, leashed in by fool's commands, 
Rotted to death alung the deadly coast, 

And left the victory for another's hands. 
And such was he who, horn to guide a State, 

Sunk in decay and gasping in death's throes, 
Fell on the threshold of the raptured gate, 

Burst inward by the rush of Moslem foes. 

—Harold B, Harrison in Spectator. 

HANK'S CLAIM. 

" Sammy Pike war as straight-laced a feller as ever yer see," be- 
gan AVatkins, ;is the usual assemblage was seated around him. " He 
alius stayed ter hum, and saved ev'ry cent he 'arned.and folks useter 
kinder think he didn't eat sometimes, jist to save the money it cost, 
and the boys gener'ly didn't like him. I don't know jist why they 
didn't take ter him, for he never dune anybody the least hurt, but 
somehow they war down on him. Sammy war a lanky, solemncnoly 
lookin' chap, and kinder spoke through his nose when' he talked, and 
people as see him the first time alius took him fur a idjit. 

"Wal, he had one good friend, and that was Sally Hank's father. 
The old feller took a likin' for him, because the chap had a purty 
lair pile of greenbacks laid aside, and, as Hank had a durn hard pull 
himself ter make ends meet, he considered Sammy a good claim as a 
son-in-law\ and alius invited him ter come ter the house, and he come 
accordingly. Sally war a lively sort of gal, and useter near bust her 
sides laffin' at what she called ' the guwk.' Her father war a rough 
man as didn't take no fuolin', and more 'n once give the gal a hard 
thrashin' ; and as he reckoned the chap wouldn't take ter his daughter 
if she keptrunnin' ter parties 'n sich like with the boys, which she 
war a great fav'rite with, he made her stop ter hum and talk sweet 
ter 'Mr. Pike.' Now, Sally would have kicked like a mule if she 
hadn't been scared the old man would rawhide her, and she jist talked 
ter Sammy and made him think he war the darlin' of the town. Wal, 
the chap took it all in fur granted, and got so stuck after her that he 
begin spendin' money fur presents and a-goin' ter the house ev'ry 
night; and old Hank was prouder 'an a Injin with a biled shirt at 
the way things war pannin' out. 

"Thar war one man in the town as didn't like all this worth a cent, 
and that war Billy Summers. He had all along been escortin' Sally 
ter the dances and sich like, and the change as come over the gal, fur 
she told him be must stop away from the house, kinder hurt his 
feelm's. But he war bound ter find out the reason, and it didn't 
puzzle him Long how ter git ter see her. Some women folks, as 
promised ter help him, dressed Billy in petticoats and a shaker bon- 
net, and give him some missionary tracts, and in this way he called 
one mormn', ' fur the sake of religion,' he said, when she opened the 
door. Sally didn't suspect nothin', and invited the person in. Wal, 
in a jiffy he threw his arms 'round her ami explained the whole af- 
fair, and they had a good laugh and kiss— you bet. 

"Theold man alius war pryin' in ev'rytlii'n', and afore long come in 
ter see what war goin' on. He see the womin sittin' beside Sally, and 
telhn her, m a funny kinder high voice, as how good christians go 
ter heaven and bad ones ter the other place, and he didn't have much 
ter do, so he thought he'd listen ter kill time. Somethin' war strange 
ter him, and that war the way the womlu kept her face turned away 
from him. His nature wouldn't let anythnv be hid from it, and the 
turst thing he does war to go up and look the person squar in the 
face. Jimmmy! didn't he swear ! Wal, jist as soon as he made a run 
fur the shot-gun, Billy got out of that 'ar place purty spry, and 
didn t stop runnin' till he put a mile between him and old Hank 
loor Sally had ter take a hckiu' fur both, and theold man decided 
ter hurry the weddin' along as quick as possible. 

" Billy Summers war a gay, rollickin' sort of feller, who spent his 
money as last as be 'arned it, owed bills all over the town could get 
trusted tor whatever he wanted, and war liked by everybody*. We 
felt kinder sorry ter see the gal taken away from him, fur he war 
dead in arnest after her, and we knowed he war a better match fur 
her than the other. Thar war one thin- his friends war decided on 
as the weddin' .lay war draw-in' near, and that war that Sammy 
shouldn t have Sally fur a wife. 

•■ Hank was happier than ever when the day come at last. The 

house was bxed up fur the occasion. -Mr. Pike' had been gittin' 
reckless with his com in buy in' the gal dresses and sich like, and a 

big crowd war invited ter attend. Some of the boys had I, ecu mak- 
lii themselves very friendly with the old man, and war slowly fillin' 
him with hcker. He never got tired of telhn' what a fine feller 



claim, and he once in a while give Billy a cussin' fur bavin' the ' au- 
dacity,' he called it, in tryin' ter steal the gal's affections and rob 
her father of the ' pride of his bosom. 1 OcO&sion'ly they sympathized 
with him by rir'n' a lot of cusses at Billy, and givin' Hank a big 
drink of lightning for his health. Afore night they got the health of 
theold man down ter sich a fine point that he couldn't walk steady, 
and by and by thev had ter put him in his ' leetle bed ' instead of 
leavin' him lay on the floor; he'd more ' health ' 'an he could hold up. 

" Wal, it war beginnin' ter snow jist as Sammy got fixed ter go 
ter the house. Dick Dare, one of the friends of Billy, offered, a week 
afore, ter drive 'Mr. l'ike ' with stylo in his covered wagi in to the 
gal's, and Sammy, bein' a-scared he'd spoil his new suit of clothes, 
war on 'y too glad ter jump in. When the time come all the com- 
pany war there, and the preacher got ready fur business. Most of 
the folks expected ter see Sally kinder solemncholy, because they'd 
heard she'd rather have Billy, but she war smilin' ter break yer 
heart, and war as lively as a'cricket. Purty soon everybody begin 
ter ask fur the bridegroom— it war gittin' late. No one could tell 
what war kcepin'hiin, and afore long the company war gittin' dis- 
gusted with wait in', and begin talkin' their mind (Kirn freely about 
Sammy's manners. Things went on a leetle while this way when, all 
at once, Billy Summers walks in dressed ter kill. The folks didn't 
want ter be disappointed, and as Billy's friends war cussin' Sammy, 
and he war disliked anyhow, they shouted and cheered fur Billy ter 
git married ter the gal— and sure enough he did. 

"Wal, Dick Dare took the wrong road— he says by mistake— and, 
I think, fixed the nut SO that it got lost and the 'wheel come off. Of 
courseit tumbled 'Mr. Pike ' in the ditch: and, bein' they couldn't 
go further with the wheel in that condition, Dick told Sammy ter 
wait a leetle, while he went after a nut on the horse ter a blacksmith 
shop down the mad. 

"Poor Sammy got so tired of waitin' and waitin' that, by and by, 
he begin ter walk back home. When he got ter town, after trampih' 
near three miles in the snow, he saw they'd taken the wrong mail 
and he started for Hank's house. All the lights war out, hut he 
knocked on the door. He knocked and knocked and knocked, and 
called for Sally, but nobody come ter let him in, and, almost crazy 
with disappointment, he sat down on the door-step a-cryin, and 
made up his mind ter wait till they come home. 

" Next mornin', when the old man got sober and found all the licker 
gone, he started fur the saloon ter git a drink, and see a man sittin' 
in front on the doorstep. In a minute he recognized Sammy, and, 
thinkin' he war asleep, shook him and tried ter wake him up; but 
poor Sammy never woke up — ?te war frozen terdeath." 

San Francisco, January 30, 1886. c. a. h. h. 



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PASSING REMARKS. 

A story about Zn torturt , the • in ■-- player, is, m viow of thi 
1..111 iH-\ with ■ \ vxcitiiiK ti"i verbal interest, HpiHjpos, I lie 

iu\iif.l the Doctor i" romr here, ■ vi-nr or bo ngo, to < \ 
blbil bin wientitU' skill. On one evening lie played, withoul seeing any 
..i tin- cuowr-bourtls, ton mimes with n* many of the Sun Francisco 
, h.-- celcbril ::■.•] i Kin, whose conceit na to 

his abilities is abnormal!) developed, inul, on ilii- occasion, even the 
DUgiui presence o( tin- great muster diil not ttwebim into mod eaty. 
After a couple o(houra o( play, the game* wen temporarily suMpeun- 
ed, ati'l the nlayera adjourned to Ibe unjoymenl of a refreshing 
lunch. The subject «'i" conversation was naturally the different games. 
Zukertort, who is a curt, aggressive person, was tree in his comments 
on!theplay ol his adversaries, and indulged in both praise or condem- 
nation "i" the individual -kill displayed. Our young self-opinionated 
friend addressed the Doctor in a tone that twtokened only too plainly 
hi- high estimate of his own abilities, with the words, " well, Doctor, 
what 'I" you think of my game?" The answer was a sharp but de- 
cisive one: '• The Brst twelve move- were hook moves; the thirteenth 
was a mistake !" 

* * * » * 

By the coolness and presence of mind of those on the stage, and the 
calm and common sense of those in the audience, a panic was averted 
last Monday night at the Bush-street Theater, which, had it occurred, 
would have of necessity been attended with serious disaster. The 
characteristics displayed were peculiar to American human nature. 
Under similar circumstances, any theatre in continental Europe 
would have been the Bcene of a terrible calamity, The nerve and 
courage shown by Dharles Dickson, and more particularly by Alice 
Harrison, and the good sense of the audience, deserve the compliment 

of special mention. 

***** 

The old theory of instinct as the responsible agent in the migratory 
inclinations of all air-breathers, has generally been abandoned for the 
one advanced by Michelet, which asserts that there are certain fluids 
in the physical system subject to atmospheric influences. This theory 
is quite in harmony with tne general dispositions of Mother Nature, 
h maj be accepted as a fair proposition that all annual life is sup- 
plied with an element under atmospheric control, which control is 
exercised in the interests of good. Periodic migrations are natural to 
all living creatures. If one is fortunate enough to have the means 
of choosing between a pleasanter clime and the purchase of extra 
Hannels, it ts obvious that in choosing the search for climatic mildness 
he is observing more strictly the laws of health. Nature was clearly 
of a mind to have her children active and explorative. The trouble 
with ths m ij.rits ol Americans who cbc> the migratory idmcmtion, 
is that tln-y are too anxious to make pleasure the servant of enter- 
prise. For a period of restful recreation and profitable observation 
amid wholesome surroundings and healthful associations, there is 
generally substituted a season of future speculation and business retro- 
spection which defeats the purpose of nature. 

***** 

Salvini is very proud of his several sons. He has two on the 
Stage— one in Italy and another who acts in English, and who is now 
in his father's Company ; another is an officer in the Italian Army. 
There are more, but I do not know their positions. On board of the 
Normandie, steaming into New York harbor, last October, the great 
tragedian was pacing the deck with a mien that was good evidence of 
the anxious hope with which he awaited his son, Alessandro. The 
son had no sooner stepped on board when Salvini rushed him oft' to 
the smoking-room, "Gentlemen," addressing his compagnons dc 
voyage present. " this is in y sun, A lessandro. He is a- handsome fel- 
low, but he don't compare in looks to his brothers. They are perfect 
types of physical beauty." Alessandro laughed as he said, " Father's 
right." 

#*#*■# 

Sitting in a California-street ear last Saturday afternoon, I watched 
my vis-a-vis perusing the day's edition of the News Letter. She 
was a pretty girl with expressive features, which mirrored her 
thoughts as she read the different pages. I awaited with pardonable 
curiosity to see how the admirable criticisms of the dramatic column 
would affect her. She glanced at " Pleasure's Wand," and with a 
pretty pout skipped its brilliant analyses. Poor ( 'B!" "Ah! but 
' Passing Remarks ' will catch her," thought I to myself. The page 
on which Clairbeau's corruscations illuminate the times was reached, 
and. with a sigh of unmistakable ennui, she folded the paper and 
Stuffed it into the recesses of her monogranimed alligator-skin bag. 
Poor, poor me! (Jlaikueau. 

MAKING THE ROYAL COUCH. 
A curious story of the way in which royal beds were made some 
hundreds of years ago has just been published. Whenever the bed 
of Henry VII. was made at the Palace of Sheen, it had to be done in 
the following fashion: "First of all the curtains were to be drawn, 
and a gentleman usher held them together. Then two Squires of the 
Body stood at the bed's head, two yoeman of the Crown at the bed's 
[feet, and all the clothes were laid on the carpet until the contents of 
the palliasse, were remade. After this exercise the yoeman had to 
leap upon the bed and 'reel him up and down to array the litter.' 
Following this the servitors had to " lay down the canvas again, then 
the feather bed, and beat it well, and make it even and smooth.' The 
two yoemen afterwards took the fustian and cast it upon the bed 
without any wrinkles, and the sheet in the same fashion. Finally 
the yoemen had to beat the pillows and then throw them up to the 
squires to lay them on the bed-head, as might please the king's grace. 
The bed-clothes were at this point to be brought pretty well up to the 
pillows and turned down the space of an ell. In the end, when all 
was done, ' the several functionaries engaged withdrew behind the 
curtain that divided the room, and had a drink all round.' " 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30, 1886. 



PLEASURE'S AAA AND. 



' We Obey no "Wand but Pleasure's' 



-Tom. Moore. 



The charm of that peculiar music of which the Mexican Typical 
Orchestra is an exponent, is ephemeral. The ear is pleasantly titil- 
lated by the delicate sounds in soft pianissimo, but the sensation is 
but a passingone. The harmony, with all its sweetness, is phoneti- 
cally ni a monotonous character. The lack of sub-bass renders in- 
complete the melodious quality of the music. If the air is one of 
capricious rhythm and staccato expression, it is suited to its possi- 
ble interpretation by orchestras like this Mexican one and that of the 
Spanish Students, in which poly-chord string instruments which are 
twanged, predominate. If it is a strain of musical sentiment, of 
even tempo and legato expression, it cannot be properly rendered 
by instruments on which sostenute effects can only be produced by 
tremolos. These Mexican players make the same mistake the Span- 
ish Students made. They exceed the possibilities of their instru- 
mental expressiveness in some of their selections of musical num- 
bers. Schubert's serenade, for instance, is a musical composition 
which is beyond the range of their work. They seek to relieve the 
monotony of their playing, as the Spanish Students did, by abrupt 
and exaggerated contrasts of sound, volume and tempi. What is 
called " national character " is not expressed in their performance to 
any marked degree. They play with great precision, a good tone 
and much delicacy. In the selections which illustrate the possibili- 
ties— very charming in their restricted limits — of their instrumental 
powers, thev are thoroughly and artistically successful. Theorchestra 
is composed of twenty-one instruments— : four violins, two celli, three 
guitars, a harp, a flute and a clarionette, six large mandolins of a 
peculiar shape and three " salterios " — an instrument resembling a 
zither in form and character, with three octaves of strings strung 
over bridges. The players are attired in costumes which are slightly 
exaggerated in their national character. Their ensemble playing is 
very accurate. The " salterio " solo of Signer Garcia shows that 
player's perfect mastery of his very evidently difficult instrument. 
Bignor Curti— a very efficient leader, makes tolerable, by his clever 
manipulation, a fantasie on the xylophon. The clarionettist has not 
attained high rank as an instrumentalist. Variety is given to the 
programme bv the appearance of a male and a female dancer. Our 
imaginations nave been so thoroughly worked upon by tales of the 
languor, grace and passion of Spanish dancers that this Mexican 
pair fail to satisfy us. The group of players, in their high-peaked and 
broadly-brimmed sombreros and brightly-colored serapes, present a pic- 
ture of genuine picturesqueness. 

4 * * * * 

^alvini conies to us at his best, with ripeness of passion and ripe- 
ness of intellect. His is one of the names in the world that strike us 
at once with peculiar force, one of the names that bring before us the 
possession ot high intellectual power, of greatness of soul, of ele- 
vated idealism and of extraordinary energy. In Salvini we shall see 
the greatest living delineator of human character. 

***** 
McKee Rankin's career in this city will ever be remembered by his 
Quasimodo. It is a forcible, earnest stage realization of one of the 
must striking characters in modern literature— a character which, 
perhaps more than any other of Hugo's creation, illustrates the 
grandeur of imagination and the power of expression which placed 
that great writer in the highest niche of literary fame. To Hugo's 
studies of human nature there is a loftiness and sublimity which 
make-; of their stage representation a difficult task, and the step from 
the sublime to the ridiculous is an easy one for most actors who at- 
tempt it. In McKee Rankin's Quasimodo the nobility of the 
character, its pathetic self-abnegation, its pitifulness, its sympathetic 
fascination, are all portrayed with a fidelity and a sincerity that will 
leave on all wlm have seen it, a lasting impression. No actress of 
local development has risen so rapidly in acting ability as Mabel Bert. 
In certain scenes of Notre Dame — that with Phoebus, for exam£>le — 
the pretty and charming woman acts deliciously. 

#' * * # # 

For the Amazon march, this week. Charley Schultz has been play- 
ing the original Black Crook March, played twenty years ago. To its 
taking strains Stalacla's troops march and countermarch, the audi- 
ence sitting, in eager expectancy, for the different evolutions which 
bring to the En int the twelve pretty girls that form the crack division 
of the Amazonian forces. 

***** 

If Sieba, to be produced next week, is better mounted in costumes, 
and as well in everything else as the Black Crook, the lovers of spec- 
tacular ballet will nave no cause for complaint. In Sieba there are 
opportunities for great splendors of mise-en-scene, which it is to be 
hoped have been fully grasped. 

***** * 

The pretty trifle with which the evening's programme is com- 
menced at the Bush-street Theatre is radically different in charac- 
ter from the absurdity which follows it. Edith's Burglar is charm- 
ingly acted, and appeals in its humor to our intelligence. Hot Water 
is well acted, but gives no mental enjoyment. 

***** 

One never tires of Charley Reed. That is more than can be said by 
most people of all other minstrels. The plain comedian's individu- 
ality is a sympathetic one. Eyerybody likes Reed and everybody 
enjoys him. 

***** 

The Tivoli company is distinguishing itself in the entertaining 
variety performance it is now presenting. The pretty xylophonists 
attract the boys. 

***** 

The third concert of the second series of the Beethoven Quintette 
( Hub will lie given on Friday evening, February 5th. The Club will 
be assisted by Miss Lida I. Clinch, soprano, of Sacramento; Mr. R. 
A. Luechesi, pianist; Mr. Jos. Wrba, clarionettist, and Mrs. E. M. 
Rowe de Derky and .Mrs. R. I'hlig, accompanists. The programme 
will include the Allegro, Adagio, Menuet, Trio and Rondo Quintette, 



op. 34, Weber, for clarionette and string quartette; Spring Song by 
Hollander; Abenddammerung, by C. Meyer, and Menuet II. by_ 
Bocherini, for the string quartette. Miss Clinch will sing " Porgi 
Amor," from Le Nozzi di Figaro, by Mozart, "Resting Place" by 
Schubert and "Forget Me Not" by Suppe. Mr. Uhlig will play 
Dancla's " Tarantefle," and Mr. *R. A. Luechesi will play the 
andante and finale of Mendelssohn's Concerto and G Minor. Many 
of these numbers are new to San Francisco, and all music lovers 
should take the opportunity of hearing them. Sale of seats com- 
mences Thursday at Sherman, Clay & Go's. De Belleville appears, 

on Sunday evening, at the Baldwin in Le Median des JSnfaiits, with 
Juignet and others. The talented actor, in a play of his native lan- 
guage, is awaited with genuine curiosity. Genevieve Ward is with 

us, and will remain for sometime. It is to be hoped that she will 

have an opportunity of giving us a taste of her tragic art. With 

a strong company George Ciprico will present to his San Francisco 
friends, on Monday next, at the Bush-street Theatre, his play of 

Twenty Tears After. The fourteenth concert of "Our Orchestra " is 

announced for' next Tuesday evening. Max Vogrich, who will be 

remembered as Wilhelmj's accompanist, has arrived from Australia. 
Pie is accompanied by Mrs. Vogrich (Miss Alice Rees), of whose vocal 
talent great things are reported. They are to appear shortly in concert. 

'* The George M. Ciprico After Twenty Years Dramatic Com- 
pany," which will open at the Bush-street Theatre on the 1st of Feb- 
ruary, includes within it some of the best talent to be found on the 
stage of to-day. Fred. De Belleville, Isabel Morris, Theodore Hamil- 
ton, and others of like standing in the profession, are members of 
it. The engagement should prove a pronounced success. 

BALDWIN THEATRE — Salvini! 

Al. Havman Lessee and Manager 

First Appearance of the Illustrious Italian, 

□rOZLVH^SO SALVI^II 

under the Direction of C. A. Chizzola, 

On MONDA Y.FEBRUARY 1st, at 8 p.m., in P. Giaeonietti's Powerful Drama, 

THE OUTLAW1 

Salvini's Greatest Personation. 

On Tuesday OTHELLO I Friday THE OUTLAW 

TH Q BSD AY THE GLADIATOR | SATURDAY MATINEE OTHELLO 

Wednesday and Saturday Nights THE DUKE'S MOTTO 

MR. ALEXANDRO SALVINI, JR., 
Iu the Prineipal Role. Seats for sale now. [Jan. 30.] 

CALIFORNIA THEATRE — Last Nights! 

Rankin a. Co Proprietors ! E. D. Price Manager 

EVERY EVENING, AT 8. MATINEE SATURDAY, AT 2. 

Positively Last Nights of 

KIRALFY BROS' Great Spectacular Production of the BLACK CROOK, 

Under the Management of Mr. Al. Hayman. 

SUNDAY EVENING, JANUARY 81st, 

KIRALFY BROS' Greatest of All Spectacles, 

SIEBA! 

Seats on sale daily, at 9 a. m. fJauuary 30. ] 

BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt. Lessee and Proprietor | Chas. P. Hall .Manager 

Farewell and Positively Last week of 

ALICE HARRISON! A Grand Double Bill! 

EDITHA'S BURGLAR! and HOT WATER! A NEW RECITATION! 

Written by Mr. Frank H. Gassaway, Author of Battery B," etc. 
Friday Evening, Jan. '29th— Grand Testimonial Benefit, tendered to MISS 
ALICE HARRISON! Family Matinee Saturday. Monday, Feb. 1, 1S813— 
George M. Ciprico's Strong Emotional Plav, 

AFTER TWENTY YEARS! 

Introducing Miss Isabel Morris, Mr. FredDe Belleville and a Great Cast. 

Seats now on sale. [January 30.] 

TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

Kreling Bros Sole Proprietors and Managers 

Every Evening This Week and Saturday Matinee. 
Grand Production of 

The Widow O'Brien; or, A Night on the Soundl 
A Musical Comedy, in 3 Acts. 
ZYLOPHONE DIVERTISEMENT! By 10 Young Ladies. And Various 
Other Refined Specialties! Prices, 25c. and 50c. [January 30.J 

STANDARD THEATRE. 

Cornelius 4 McBiUDE.Lessees aud Prs | Chas. W. Cornelius Manager 

CHARLIE REED'S MINSTRELS! 

To-Night and Every Evening This Week! 

NEW SONGS! Great Hit of Charley Reed's Travesty on the Late Storm, 

A WINDY DAY! 

Scene 1st— A Slight Breeze. Scene 2d— A Little Blustering. 

Scene 3d— Umbrella Weather. 

Evening, 75, 50c.— Popular Prices— Matinees, 25, 50c. [January 30.] 

PANORAMA— THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 

By J. BERTRAND aud L. SERGENT. 
CO R. OF EDDY AND MASON STS. Open Daily from 9 A. M. to 11 P. M. 

OCEAN VIEW HOUSE, 

THE GRANDEST OF OUR CITY RESORTS, 

having recently been 

PURCHASED BY THE PRESENT PROPRIETOR, 

LOUIS F. HOLTZ, 

Is now under his direction aud management. The patronage of the public 
is respectfully solicited. Sept. 12. 



Ian. 80, i s -»'.. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



The weather for the past fortnight has caused many postponements 

" match between the Wasps and 

Kelfnnce, put duwn for last Saturday, could not be played. To~day 



.if spurting fixtures. The footual 



the on. hi ..u.l Law College clubs will meet tor the first time. Wo 
think tin- will be the maiden appearance of both teams, Hence, if 
mistakes are made, they should !»' dealt with gently by our many 
severe football critics. —The present indications are that tin- Olym- 
pic Club's spring meeting will have to in- postponed once more. 
There are but three week- hit for training, with the chances for many 

interruptions by heavy ruins. Duck shooting, from tin- blinds has 

been stopped once more. The few sciuure feet of solid ground upon 

any of tn, marshesia now covered with water. Quail shooting has 

also Buffered from the recent drenching rains. Bhould the weather 

be line to-morrow. John Kerrigan and 1'). Fume. Jr., will shoot a 
match at Bird's Point. The terms are: 50 birds, Hurlingham rules, 
foi $_'.*> a side. Kerrigan should win without much effort. 
• • • * • 

Captain Daly is announced to make his Brat appearance before the 
San Francis,.." public, at Woodward's Gardens, to-morrow, in a sword 
contest with Sergeant Walsh. The latter is a good swordsman, but 
it Daly is equal to his reputation he should win. The match is for 

the gate-money. Lange has ottered t" light Daly, so that the Irish 

champion should soon have his hands full. Kichur.l Mathews, the 

New- Zealand pugilist, is here, prepared t,. light any man in the world. 
In these .lays, when advertising is s.i well understood, even pugilists 
practice the art. Mathews is doubtless a good man, but, should he 

meet Sullivan. John I,, will dispose of him in very short order. 

Then- are only fifty-two weeks in the year. lx.85 was no exception 
t,, the nil,-; lnit .luring that twelvemonth Dempsy, the slugger, man- 
aged to have 156 challenges published, and one fight came out of the 
lot. This is just a little too inu.li ol a good thing. Give ns a little 
more work, Dempsy,and a few less of these senseless newspaper par- 
agraphs. The unpleasant feature of all these challenges is that 

tney are written to dupe some one. The victim rarely makes an out- 
ery. But this city teems with them. 

' * « * * * 

Amongst the sprinters few men have a worse reputation than H. 
M. Johnson. He calls himself a " champion," and was entered lor 
the last Sheffield handicap; he was assigned the <V/, yards mark in 
lis yards, but failed to put in an appearance. This fellow is now 
seeking notoriety by challenging Myers, at distances that the cham- 
pion never pretended to run. Lewis has again come out of ob- 

s.uritv, and challenges any man in America to run 75 yards. This, 
we infer, is merely an introduction to a match for that distance with 
McComb, the result Of Which will be decided by the condition of the 

pool-box I. .lore the men toe the scratch. G. W. Jordan, of the Bay 

City Wheelmen, and R. W. Brown, of the California Lacrosse Club, 
are announced to run a 100-yards race for a gold medal. The date 
has not been fixed, but Central Park is to be the meeting place. Both 
men have all their fame, as runners, to make. 

» * » * « 

Last week's rain made the baseball ground very slippery, hence the 
Star and Pioneer tennis decided to play an exhibition game, which 
tloes not count in the series. The play was good; better than many 
of the champion games. At the close of the ninth inning there was a 
tie, with 4 runs each; in the tenth attempt neither side scored, and 
the Pioneers also failed to get a run in the eleventh, to equalize the 
run made by the Stars. They, therefore, won the match by 5 to 4. 
* » * * * 

The San Francisco and California Bicycle Clubs have consolidated, 
and elected officers for the current year under the name of the San 
Francisco Bicycle Club. The officers are: President, Columbus 
Waterhouse; Secretary and Treasurer, George J. Habe; Captain, 
Harry J. Miller; First Lieut., Charles A. McDonald; Second Lieut., 
H. A. Housworth; Bugler, John W. Gibson. We hope the consoli- 
dated club may have along and prosperous life. 

***** 

The Directors of the Pacific Yacht Club, in their recent effort to 

raise the wind, made a breeze amongst the members. We presume 

that, like many other threatened storms, this one will blow over. 

Halcyon, the fast, handsome and staunch schooner, is again offered 

for sale. The Smrit of the Times of the Kith inst. has a very yachty 

picture of the English cutter, Arrow, together with Mr. Chamberlayne's 
challenge to the yachtsmen of America. As we stated recently, the 
owner of Arrow is prepared to match her against any American-built 
sloop or cutter for the Queen'scup, the race to be sailed at Cowes, I. W. 
When Arrow won the cup in 1852, she beat America, Mosquito and 
Zephyretta ; Mosquito by 1 second, America by 1 minute 59 seconds, 
and Zephyretta by 39 minutes 30 seconds. The course is reported to 
be about 70 miles, and the sailing time nearly eight hours. This looks 
like a mistake, as the breeze is reported to have been only six knots. 
The remarkable features of the race were, that America's tonnage is 
given as double the Arrow's, and Mosquito was only rated at 50 tons, 
against 102 of the winner. There was no time allowance made for differ- 
ence in size. Arrow is reported to have been built in 1825, and altered 
in 1873. HerlengthisSlfeet tincbes; beam, 18 feet 8 inches. If the date 
when she was built is correctly reported, it will be a strange thing for 
her to compete with a craft built after GO years of improvement have 
been tried. Arrow has not entered any races for three years. Her owner 
claims to have been handicapped out of all chance of winning by the 
present rule of measurement for time allowance made by the Yacht- 
Racing Association. New York yachtsmen name seven sloops that 
could easily beat Arrow, but the question is, would Mischief, Bedouin, 
Hildegarde or Gracie cross the Atlantic to make the trial ? It would 
be very pleasant to have the Queen's cup placed side by side with the 

America's at the close of the present season. The Puritan will not 

be changed .unless a more able defender of the America's cup appears 
to race Galatea. If California yachtsmen purpose sending a craft 
over to enter the trials, it is time that they made some movement in 
securing a model. The scheme is possible, and may become probable. 



rhe arrangement! foi the billiard match between Uorrh and M. 
Kenns u he i .In ml vigorous]) by the manager, Mr. .1. p. 

B. McCleery. The date- are I.I.. 24 th. 25th, 2(ltli anil 27th. at Plait's 
Hall ; the stakes, $1,000 aside; the number ol points, 11,000, UcKonna 

dicing in private. Morris keeps up hi 
every night at Frank's. This is one ol the genuine sporting events 
thai it is alwaj a plea bo support, Morris is well. known as 

the present local champion; his opponent has .■ here t ake 

San Francisco his I .. nnd i... a confident thai he can win the 

match, We are unable to oiler an opinion upon the probable re 
suit, as we have only seen one of the men play. 

INSURANCE ITEMS. 

The Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific, known as the 
"(U.l Hoard," have removed their meeting room from the fourth 

Boor of the Fireman's Fund Bunding to the second II '.which has 

been fitted up, ami presents n much better appearance than the old 
one. The I'aeiiie Insurance Union also hold their meetings in this 
room. 

Fires in the Eastern States continue as frequent and disastrous as 
ever. On Thursday last a lire occurred in a seven-story malt-house 
at Albany, N.Y., consuming aboul lnn.nuii bushels of barley, valued 
at $135,000, with an insurance of $80,000. 

Mr. Martin Collins, the veteran insurance man of St. Louis, Mo., 
arrived in the city a few days sine.-, and is now gone to Monterey to 
meet his wife, tin their return they will remain D few .lays with us. 

Secretary Christensen, of the American Centra] Insurance C 

pany of St. Louis, Mo., appeared among us a few days since. His 
old San Franciseo friends are very glad so we] him. 

We are in receipt of the Eleventh Annual Report of the Under- 
writers' Fire Patrol of San Francisco for the year 1885, with the ad- 
dress of the Directors and Cant. Russell White. It is very compre- 
hensive in detailing the number of fires, the style of building an.) oc- 
cupation, and gives, where possible, the evident cause, as also a table 
showing the amount of loss for each month, with the amount of in- 
surance and aggregate loss to the insurance companies. The annual 
election of the officers and Directors of the Patrol was held on Mon- 
day last, resulting in the election of the following Directors: II. R. 
Mann, Boht. Dickson, Chas. A. Laton, E. E. Potter, Wm. Macdonald, 
Win. .1. Landers and George Eastern. The Board then elected the 
following officers: Chas. A. Laton, President; Robert Dickson, Vice 
President; Wm. J. Landers, Secretary and Treasurer. 

SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT 



The Nevada Bank of San Francisco 

(iNCOBl'ORATED OCTOBER 4, 1875.) 

Showing its FINANCIAL CONDITION on the 
Morning of January 1st, 1886. 



ASSETS. 

Loans on Real Estate »832,774.86 

Loans on Stocks, Bonds and Warrants 2,219,962.08 

Loans on other Securities (Graiu, etc.) 2,956,444.21 

Loans on Personal Security 3,577,289.90 

Due from Banks and Bankers 2,188,678.08 

Other Assets 42,041.87 

Cash 1,160,588.31 

LIABILITIES. 

Capital, paid in coin 13,000,000.00 

Reserve Fund 1,000,000.00 

Duo to Depositors 5,194,613.98 

Term Deposits 2,350,000.00 

Due to Banks and Bankers 1,159,649.22 

ProfU-and-Lnss Account 218,520.71 



4)12,922,774.86 



-*12,922,774.80 



State of California, 

City and County of San Francisco. 

Wc do solemnly swear that we have (and each of us has) a personal 
knowledge of the matters contained in the foregoing report, and that every 
allegation, statement, matter aud thing therein contained is true to the best 
of our knowledge and belief. GEO. L. BKANDER, Vice-President. 

GEO. GRANT, Assistant Cashier. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this seventh day of January, 18%. 
[January 30.] J- H- Blood, Notary Public. 



REMOVAL, 
CA-ZR/OZD-A-IN", OOBT & CO., 

IMPORTERS OF HARDWARE. IRON AND STEEL, 

ZHZ-^VIE JVEOATIEID 

From 1 17-1 19 California Street, to 109-115. Same Street. Next Door. 

With more extensive room to display their increased stock, and greater 

facilities for economically handling their business, they are now enabled 

to give their customers even better satisfaction than heretofore. IJan. 30. | 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30, 1886. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL. 



Mr. Henry M. Stanley is in England negotiating for the construc- 
tion i»f the Congo state railway, which he so eloquently advocated in 
'* The Congo and its Free stair." A Congo Railway Syndicate has 
been formed, with a capital of .%5,(XK),000 for the purpose, of which 
Mr. Stanley believes that it will only be necessary to call up $2,500,000 
ra order to carry the railway inland to Stanley Pool. He estimates 
the amount now paid for porterage from the Lower Congo tn Stanley 
Tool at$260,000. The Congo State Government guarantees the com- 
pany 40 percent, of the gross Customs revenue from export duties 
until the railway can show a fi per cent, dividend. 

— British Tan!'- Journal. 

The folio-wing story has entered upon its round of the press: There 
was a shooting party in Surrey, England, some fe\v days ago. The 
party, sLx in number, were all "gentlemen from the City.' They 
used enough E. C. powder to generally raise the trade depression; 
hut at lunch time they had killed only one bird, which a retriever dog 
that accompanied one of them ate' upon the spot. About three 
o'clock the keeper's face became .solemn, and at four, unable to stand 
it any longer, he exclaimed in a growling voice, " Maybe, if 1 brawt 
a lew o' my tame rabbits up from the hutch, you gents 'ud have 
some sport." 

Masters of vessels approaching the coast of Tripoli are warned to 
beware of an erratic torpedo, which has lately broken away from its 

m 'ings, and is supposed to he wandering wildly over the' waters of 

the Mediterranean. It appears that the Tripoli Government, in mor- 
tal terror of an Italian invasion, has had its coast guarded by 18,1 

men. and that substantial fortifications have been erected, while in 
the harbor a chain of torpedoes was put down. During the recent 
storms two of these went adrift. One was wrecked on the coast, ami 
the other is still missing. 

The "Veintiunode Mayo" says that an interesting discovery, in 
the shape of a hammer, composed partly of copper and partly of sil- 
ver, weighing 10 pounds, anil showing signs of considerable use, bail 
been found at a depth of 30 feet, in the Ohooo mineral district. As 
the aboriginal inhabitants were not acquainted with iron.it is sup- 
posed that the hammer in question is ot the kind used in the times 
of the Incas. 

Says an Ashbury Park correspondent of the Philadelphia Press: 
"A manicure here, who also dresses hair, tells me that, the yearning 
for red heads is just intense, and young women arc coming in every 
day to inquire what under the sun will give blonde and black tresses 
a strawberry hue. 

There are no hod-carriers in Germany. Bricks are passed by hand. 
The higher up the bricklayers are the more men are required' to toss 
the bricks. Two men to a story is about the average, with enough 
more to lead from the front of the building to the place where the 
bricks are needed. 

Our iron and steel interests are now enjoying increasing activity of 
business. They have hern depressed for a lone time, ami the change 
in their condition is hailed with satisfaction by all outside interests, 
as well as by those more directly concerned. ' — Railroad Review. 

During last year, bees in ( )hio gathered 1,731,005 pounds of honey 
estimated to he worth $270,975, while the fowls produced 33,002,321 
dozen ot eggs, valued at $4,890,348. The value of the eggs was nearly 
equal to that of the wool produced in that State. — Chicago Grocer. ' 

, Mrs. Gladstone attained her seventy-fourth birthday on the oth 
nist.. having been horn on .Ian. 0, 1812. She is therefore three years 
younger than her distinguished husband. The entire family assem- 
bled at Hawarden Castle to celebrate the event. 

The French Government has coined a new dollar for circulation 
in Toiiquin and the East. Specimens of the new eoin are to he seen 
in the City, and it appears to he exactly the same as the Mexican 
dollar in weight, size and fineness. 

Max Muller has calculated that at the close of the next two ccn- 
luries there will he in the world 53,370,000 people speaking the Italia 
language, 72,071,1101) the French, 157,4X0,000 the German, 5u.-),2,S0,l)l 
the Spanish, and 1,837,286,153 the Englisl. 

Of the two thousand or more men employed by John Roach not 
twenty are Americans. The rest arc English and Scotch mechanics, 

who were imported to keep so many Americans out of work, 

The English war-ship "Resistance" is to he coated with india- 
rubber to a Considerable thickness, to see how that material will re- 
pel projectiles. 

Many of the different kinds of grass seeds used in England are im- 
ported from Germany. 



,0111) 



BUFFET. 
A new lot just in. In mahogany, ash, primavera, walnut and eb- 
ony. Call and see them, at the w'arerooms of the California Furni- 

OQG i-.. \ ..a i. 



"'■J' w.ui urn, .-,.*, NUU| ..U Llie tKUCl 

ture Company, 220 to 220 Bush street. 



E. Amsden. late of San Francisco, now of Yokohama, Japan, ex- 
ports (skillfully packed) all classes of goods, from the rarest Curios 
and Works of Art to the moderate grades, and myites correspond- 
ence. No. 18 Yokohama, under Windsor Hotel. 

Now that the holidays are over, and you begin to feel the effect of 
the over-indulgence in the good things, you should try a bottle of 
" D. D. D." It gives relief at once. 

J. W. Carmany, No. 25 Kearny street, still leads the procession 
with all the latest styles in Cents Underwear and Furnishing Goods. 
His prices are low. 



THE . LAST LEAF. 
The woods are brown, the oak-hranch bare; 

There's hut one poor, forgotten leaf 
To brave the chill, the hitter air, 

And one small bird who sings of grief. 
There's but one love within my breast, 

One love is left to sing alone; 
And Autumn, in its drear unrest, 

Drownetli in sighs its sweetest tone. 
The leaflet falls, the bird is flown; 

Love dies — the winter wind is keen; 
Come, little bird, on my cold grave stone, 

And sing again, when Spring is green. 
Translated from (he French of T. Sautter, for the S. F. Sews tetter, by E. Tayne; 

insrsTjE. _A_:r>ro:E]- 



SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL .... ?20,000,000. 
Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL $10,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINGHAM & CO General Agents 

273-275 SANSOME STREET 
R.H.NAUNTON Manager City Department 

NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO. OF IRELAND. 
ATLAS INSURANCE CO. OF LONDON. 

BOYLSTON MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. OF BOSTON. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. 



OFFICE — 309 Sansome Street, San Francisco. 



[January 23.] 



THE WESTERN FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. OF CALIFORNIA. 

TO THE INSURING PUBLIC. 

Notwithstanding the various reports to the contrary, the Western Fire and 

Murine Insurance Company lias no intention of withdrawing from husi- 

ness, Put invites Hie -eiierniis patronage of the puhlic, as heretofore extend- 
ed to them. P. .1. Willi E, President. 

GEO. II. W1IKATON, Vice-President. 
GEO. W. SESSIONS, Secretary. 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 
Geo. II. Wheaton, Jos. Mcdonough, John Fay, M. Kane, A. Vensano. 

ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Capital, $2, 000, OOO. 

OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors: 

Louis Sloss, J. B. Haggin, J. RoBenfeld, J. L. Flood. G. L. Brand er, J. w. 

Muckay, W. F. Whittier, E. E. Eyre, E. L. Griffith, J. Greenebaum, W. Greer 

Harrison. 

W. UREER HARRISON President and Manager 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President 

C. P. FAKNFIELD Secretary | J. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankf.hs— The Ne vada B ank of San Francisco. Dec. 5. 

~ HOME MUTUAUNSURANCE COMPANY OF "CALIFORNIA^ 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 276 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin $300,000 00 

Reinsurance Reserve $275, 167 07 

Assets Jauuarv 1, lssr, .$sr>(i,6. r >S.£» I Premiums since org'izat'n $5,021,759.59 

Surplus for policy holders.. $825,963.68 Losses since orgamzation.$2,118,501.84 

Net Snrplustoverev'ryth 'g) {250,806.61 | Income 1884 $484,616.73 

OFFICERS : 

J. F. HOUGHTON .. President I CHAS. R. STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD, Vice-President I K. H. MAGILL . .. General Agent 
Dikf.ctop.s OF Till-: IlnMF Mutual Insu K.VNer: Co.— L. L. Baker, H. Ll Hodge, 
J. L. N. Shepard John Curry, J. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterhouse, 
Channcey Taylor, S. Hull", J. S. Carter, A. K. P. Harmon. April 4. 

THE LARGEST PACIFIC COAST COMPANY. 

FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCJFCOMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

Assets $1,620,894.77 

Losses Paid in Past 22 Years 6,000,000,00 

This company has but about one-third as much at risk in San Francisco, 
in proportion to assets, as the average of other home companies, and its 
popularity i attested by the fact that it docs the Largest Business ou the Pa- 
cific Coast of auy company, American or foreign. 

HOME OFFICE: 

Southwest Corner California and Sansome Streets, 

SAN FUANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 

Agents in ail principal localities throughout the United States. 

D. J. STAPLES President! WM. J. DUTTON Secretary 

ALPtiEUS BULL Vice-President | E. \V. UAKPENTER ..Ass't Secretary 

August 8. 



Jan. 30, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



THE SCREEN IN THE LUMBER ROOM. 



Ye*. )ii Tc it is. behind the l-'\, 

I'll il mizzle w rOllgh t -<> lira' ! 

Tin* paradise ol paradox 

we ODce knew so completely; 
Yon sea it'.' "lis the Mime 1 awe 

Which stood, thut .lull September, 
Behind your Aunt Lnviniu's chair, 

The year when you remember? 

Look, I. aura, look! You must recall 

This flori(j " Fairies Bower," 
This wonderful Swiss waterfall, 

And thi> old " la iniiiL- Tower;" 
Ami here's the " Maiden of Cashmere," 

And here is Bewick's Starling, 
Ami here's the dandy cuimssiei 

You thought was— "such n darUni 

Your poor, dear aunt! you know her way. 

She used to say this fi 
Reminded her of Count D'Orsay 

"In all his youthful vigor; 
And here's the cot beside the hill" 

\W chose for habitation 
The day that— Hut L doubt if still 

You'd like the situation ! 

Too damp— by far, she little knew, 

Your guileless Aunt Lavinia, 
Those evenings when she slumbered through 

"The prince of Abyssinia," 
That there were two beside her ehair. 

Who both had quite decided 
To see things in a a rosier air 

Than Rassellas provided! 

Ah ! men wore storks in Britain's land, 
And maids short waists and tippets, 

When this old-fashioned screen was planned 
From hoarded scraps and snippets, 

But more — far more I think, to me, 

Than those who firs! designed it, 
Is this — in eigh teen-seven ty-th re e, 

I kissed you tirst behind it! 

— Mazazine of Art. 

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND NOTES. 
It has been ascertained that the Chinese are defrauding the rev- 
enue of the Australian Colonies to a large extent, by avoiding pay- 
ment of the poll tax of $50 through agents going amongst them and 
Inducing them to take out naturalization papers. These are then sent 
to Hongkong, and sold to the Chinese coining to the colony for $20. 

A mining association has been formed in South Australia to 

watch the mining interests of the colony, and to stimulate this branch 

of industry in every way. In South Australia, the new tariff, after 

a warm discussion." has become law.— The Australian Frozen Meat 
and Export Company has proven a failure, and will wind up its af- 
fairs. There is a large strike of bootmakers in Adelaide, South Aus- 
tralia.— It is expected that Dr. Carr, Bishop of Galway, Ireland, will 

be appointed coadjutor to Archbishop Goola, of Melbourne.- -Lord 

Carmgton, the new Governor of New South Wales, has arrived at 

his post. Silver has been discovered within two miles of Emma- 

ville, New South Wales. The real estate market in Sydney is re- 
ported to be exceptionally brisk,- — — Recent municipal elections in 
Sydney demonstrate that the local option theory is believed in by a 

majority of the voters of that city. The body of the late Sir Peter 

Sca'tchley will not be taken to England. It will be perrnently inter- 
red at St. Kilda, "Victoria. Preparations are being made 'for the 

meeting of the first Federal Council. An important discovery has 

been made near Horsham, in the Wimmera district, by a farmer, 
who for an experiment sank for water. At 18 feet he found moisture 
in the sandstone, and Street further a good supply of clear water 

gushed out. Expressions of public sympathy with Mr. Stead, of 

the Pall Mall Gazetfc. have been quite frequent throughout the Col- 
onies. Another effort is to be made to pass effective phylloxera 

legislation in New South Wales. A new discovery of silver-lead 

ore in Tasmania is attracting considerable attention. Sir Julius 

Vogel is suffering severely from the effects of a recent accident. 

It is rumored that the present New Zealand Ministry contemplates 
an early appeal to the country on its financial and public work pol- 
icy. -Queensland and NortKern Territory ports have been declared 

infected with cholera. The old forwarding agency known as W. 

McCulloch & Co., of Melbourne, has changed its name, and is now 

known as the Australian Carrying and Shipping Company. Sydney 

has had a $75,000 fire. The carpenters of Auckland have gone on a 

strike, in consequence of an attempt to reduce wages twenty-five 
cents per day. 

The following persons have been cured by using " D. D. D." : Geo. 
West, RedwoodCity ; Mrs. A. Boyle, 713 Minna street; J. H. Bremer 
(grocer), corner Vallejo and Larkin; S. G. Whitney, 433 Franklin 
street; S. M. Runyon (Goodyear Rubber Co.), 579 Market street, San 
Francisco; I. S. Foorman, 2,022 California street. San Francisco, 
Cal. ; S. W. Neal (with Law, King & Law), 240 Montgomery street, 
San Francisco; J. M. Wright, 2,519 Sacramento street, San Francisco; 
Mrs. F. A. Homan, Perrv, New York; Mrs. S. G. Bennett, 717 Post 
street, San Francisco; Mrs. A. T. Tuttle, Perry, New York; H. H. 
Creighton, 330^ Montgomery street, San Francisco; Mrs. D. D. 
Wakelec (wife of real estate dealer), Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., 
Cal.; A. Roos (of Roth & Co.), 214 and 216 Pine street, near San- 
some, San Francisco; Mrs. A. S.Robinson, 3 Torren's Court, off Clay 
street, between Hyde and Larkin; Mrs. L. Mann, G22 Sutter street, 
San Francisco; and many others. 



I3SrSXJK.-A-XfTCE. 



BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL 

CAPITAL . . 16.000,000 

ACE NTS: 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 
NO! I No. 316 California Street. San Francisco. 



THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMBINED. 

SWITZERLAND of Zurich -Capital, 6^000,000 Francs. HBLVETU 
Gall— Capital, 10,000,000 Francs. liALOISEo! Basle- Capital. 6,000,000 Fraoce. 
rhese three companies are liable Jointly and severally for all Iobscs that 
may be sustained. Losses made payable In all the principal Beaports ol the 
world, in the settlement of nil claims under an English policy, the ■ 
pantos win strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted tit Lloyds' 
and submit to English Jurisdiction, HARRY \\". SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
:in'isi'u r.iiun' a i 



street. Ban Francisco. 



[June '.'■! 



AGGREGATE ASSETS, $46, 



A Joint Policy Issueo by the Four Companies. 
Imperial Fire Assurance Company of London [Inst. 1803.} 
London Assurance Corporation of London [Established by 

Royal Charter 1720.] 
Northern Assurance Corporation of London [Estab. 1836.] 
Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool [Estab. 1837.] 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets, Safe Deposit Building. 

UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Principal Office 416 California Sfreet 

(CALIFOKKIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital $ 750,000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire and Murine Insurance Co, of California. 

officers: 

GUSTAVE TOUCIIARD President | N. Q. KITTLE Vice-President 

JAS. D. BAILEY Secretary. 

TRANSATLANTIC FIRE INS. CO. OF HAMBURG. 

Capital $1,600,000,00 1 Assets Jan. 1, 1885 . $1,037,305.64 

Surplus 192.968.24 | Invested in the U. S. .. 486,458.37 

GEO. MARCUS & CO., 

232 California Street ... San Francisco, California 

GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES 
[Nov. 7.] And Territories West of the Rocky Mountains. 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Esfabls'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, *5,260,:!72 35. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto. Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,843,908 54. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab, 1851.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,357,326 39. 

BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
405 California Street, San Francisco. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIREJNSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital $9,260,000 

Cash Assets ?'2fS ill 

Cash Assets In United States 1 ,398,646 

BAL.FOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS, 
316 California Street. San Francisco. March 20. 



THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, Limited, 

Of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000,000 

Capital Paid Up ''S°?'°22 

Reserue Fund (in addition to Capital) 1,875,000 

Total Assets June 30, 1883 5,222,712 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[Sept. 5.] 410 Pine Street. San Francisco. 

'HUTCHINSON & MANN 

AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY, 
Nos. 322 and 324 California Street. San Francisco, Cal. 

Capital Represented, $27,000,000. 
E. P. FARNSWORTH, Special Agent and Adjuster. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 
Fire Insurance Association of London. 
W. L. CHALMERS, Special Agent and Adjuster. 



FIRE 



The 



THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY 

[ESTABLISHED 1871.] 
FiBE jAUSriD HVC^AKOITsrZE].. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANSOME STREET, 

San Francisco, California. 
A T RRYANT CHAS. H. GUSHING, RICHARD IVERS, 

A. J. Jjniinui. fc Secretary. Vice-President. 

Rn.vnn of Directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'Sullivan, R. 
Harrison H. II. Watson, H. Himond, G. O. MrMullin, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 
Ames, C. F. Buckley, D. Callaghan, M. Mayblum, Richard Ivers, L. Cun- 
ningham, II. W. Seale. »<*'• M 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30, 1886. 



A DECISION THAT IS A DECISION. 
The law of some of our higher courts is rapidly approaching the 
time-honored and popular notions of " crowner's quest law." The 
latest decision of Judge Sawyer is very much of that kind. His par- 
amount duty is to declare such ordinances and statutes invalid that 
he finds to be so. To ignore that stern obligation is to vote himself 
an alarmingly unfit person for the position he holds. Courts of ap- 
peal, such as that which he presides over, are supposed to be guar- 
antees of the exact and equal administration of the law, and a pro- 
tection to the property of all men alike. Yet Judge Sawyer steps to the 
front, and whilst in the most trenchant terms declaring the i Shinese 
laundry ordinance invalid, reaches the astounding conclusion that he 
will hold it to lie valid. The opinion was perhaps the clearest, the 
most cogent in its reasoning, and the most convincing this judge lias 
ever delivered. He showed in an argument, from the conclusions 
of which there is no escape, that the ordinance in question discrimi- 
nated in a manner forbidden by the fundamental law of the land, and 
in violation of a solemn treaty, and that its effect was to destroy the 
value of a large amount of property without due process of law. 
Having established that position as conclusive as it is for the reason- 
ing powers of mortal man to establish anything, his duty became 
plain and imperative. He is sworn to administer the law as he finds 
it, and it is the belief that he is capable of determining what that law 
is, which constitutes the sole justification of his occupying the gravc- 
lv important judgment seat that he does. He was not beset with 
doubts, as his positive opinion most effectively demonstrates. More- 
over he was sustained by the concurring opinion of his associate, 
Judge Sabin, and above all. by tin' judgment of Mr. Justice Field, with 
which he was familiar, because he quoted it. Therefore, there is no 
excuse for what he has done. He knew the right, but did the wrong, 
and through his fault that wrong is to continue for three years, until 
the United States Supreme Court can be heard from. Whatever may 
be said against the Chinese generally, it is very certain that their oc- 
cupancy of the laundry business from pioneer times until now, has 
been of incalculable benefit to the people of this city. In no other way 
could that cleanliness which is next to Godliness have been one of 
the realized virtues of our people. Even now Chinese Laundrymen 
can by no means be dispensed with, as our people would soon find out, 
if the existing laundries, under Judge Sawyer's order, were suddenly 
closed. We know that the Judge is the subject of severe comment on 
the part of leading members of the Bar, and we believe that taking 
his opinion and his judgment together, he has rendered himself liable 
to very serious proceedings for making an order which he himself has 
declared invalid. 

PERTAINING TO THE GRAND JURY. 

The present Grand Jury has been a long time in session, and it 
is still inquiring into things. So far there is little to show for its 
long-continued" labors. A few indictments have been found of no 
particular importance. Simply that and nothing more. The time is 
drawing nigh when its final report will have to be presented, and 
then at last we shall know what this long confab has been about. 
That is, probably we shall know, for there is no certainty at all about, 
it. We would rather know what is not reported than what is, and 
we venture the belief that the public interest would be better sub- 
served by the former than by the latter. The trouble is that the 
work of the Grand Jury has been divided among committees of threes 
and fours, and that body, as a whole, knows little or nothing of what 
certain of its committees have been about. There are men on that 
jury who would never for a moment tolerate certain things that have 
been taking place if they had official cognizance of them. If the 
committee on police, for instance, have procured information that 
ought to put certain officials on their trials, such jurymen as Charles 
Kohler, C. P. Crocker, and a few others no less honest, would insist 
upon its being considered in full session, to the end that the guilty 
should be brought to punishment. But only a few know to what we 
refer, and consequently the better men of the jury are powerless. 

To some men knowledge is power. To such it is better to use 
knowledge for your own purposes than to give it to the public, to 
whom it rightfully belongs. You may force bargains and, effect per- 
sonal and political ends in the oneway, whilst, by the other, you 
can only preserve your own respect, and win that of the public, 
which are deemed very unimportant considerations by some people 
in these times. To be plain, we have no hesitation in saying that 
the purpose has been accomplished that certain persons had in 
view, and the Grand Jury, as a whole, is not going to be enlight- 
ened. There will be no trouble about the police, somebody was 
found out and succumbed, bargains and surrenders have been 
effected, and henceforth there will be no conflict of interest of any 
kind anywhere. Chinatown will be peaceful and money-yielding as 
ever. The gamblers will reopen and have a high old time on the 
evening of the day on which the Grand Jury finally adjourns, all 
appointments will be dictated by the Boss, who at last has downed 
the Chief, and a majority of the Grand Jury will remain in blissful 
ignorance of what has wrought this wondrous change, but the 
public shall not. 

Mrs. George Augustus Sala.— News of the death of this estimable 
lady, which sad event took place in Melbourne, Australia, a few 
weeks since, reached us during the oast week, and was received with 
the deepest sorrow by all who liad the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Sala 
when she passed through this city with her husband some five or six 
years ago. Mrs. Sala was one of the Queens of the Woman's King- 
dom, without being a blue stocking, she was a woman of great in- 
tellectual power, and, besides making her distinguished husband's 
home a bower of love, she fully entered into the spirit of the great 
work in which he was engaged, and lent to him that inspiration and 
ambition which naturally springs out of a pure woman's devotion. 
Gf this sad event Henry Labouchere says: "Her illness must have 
been a brief one, as I heard from her by post on the very day that in- 
telligence of her demise came by telegraph. Mrs. Sala was all in all 
to her husband. She looked after his journalistic work for him, and 
superintended everything in his home. A more amiable or more in- 
telligent lady I never met." Words are inadequate to express the 
sympathy we feel for Mr. Sala in his bereavement. 



THE DUTY OF FOREIGN CONSULS. 
The duty ■which a foreign Consul owes to the country to which he 
is accredited does not seem to he as well understood hereabouts as it 
might be. He either is or ought to be an honest and intelligent man, 
belonging to the race or country which he is supposed to represent, 
and familiar with the laws and customs of the country in which his 
official functions are to be exercised. He should be honest to the 
end that implicit confidence may be placed in his representations. 

To be forced to doubt his statements is to be compelled to assume a 
disagreeable altitude towards his country. lie should belong to the 
race or country he represents in order that it may be reasonably cer- 
tain that he is acquainted with, and expresses the sentiments of, his 
people. We are aware that in a few very unimportant places the rule 
as to nationality is ignored, hut we know no large city where it is. 
The exceptions rather tend to establish the general rule than other- 
wise, lie should be familiar with the institutions of the country to 
which lie is accredited, because it is his paramount duty to instinct 
his people to obey the laws and even respect the prejudices of those 
who are affording them a friendly hospitality, a generous protection 
ami a safe asylum. These are fundamental principles governing Con- 
sular duties. 'Yet we need hot travel very far to discover how strangely 
they are being set at defiance. It never was intended that a foreign race 
should be entitled to employ a citizen of our own country as Consul, 
because of his low cunning in aiding them to become more objection- 
able than they otherwise would be. If he, year after year^ teaches 
them to evade laws that they are in honor bound to obey; if he, in 
their behalf, bribes local officials to wink at their violations of every 
ordinance passed to compel them to respect the decencies of Ameri- 
can civilized life; if, in short, be openly avows contempt for our senti- 
ments, arms the people, whose Consul lie is, in a threatening man- 
ner, and boasts of what they will do if our citizens assemble to con- 
sider the wisdom of passing certain laws, and he thereby excites law- 
lessness, bitterness and ascerbity of feeling throughout our city and 
State, can it be said that he is not very seriously and gravely over- 
stepping his obligations as a Consul? What is the right of our Gov- 
ernment and people in the premises? JJo consul in any country can 
enter upon his duties until he has obtained a permit, otherwise 
called an Exequatur; Ibis can, at any moment, with or without as- 
signing a reason, be canceled, and that power is not infrequently ex- 
ercised by nations, [t may be necessary to set on foot an agitation 
on this subject, so as to compel all Consuls within our borders to re- 
spect the laws and judicially-expressed wishes of this sovereign people. 

THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 
"Will the School Department of this great city never become a 
source of pleasure and pride to our people? Will its management 
never rise superior to reproach, defy scandal, and invite investigation 
into its most secret ways? Must the cloud of dark and unmention- 
able suspicion always hover over its appointments, removals anil 
dealings with lady teachers? Is it inevitable that a department, in 
Which the employees are principally females, should be subject l<< 
something more than suspicion because its managers and dictators 
are men? Is it not possible that the one department that is grand in 
its aims, and should be pure in its results, may be raised to a level 
high above political wire-pulling, private immorality and base uses 
of every kind? Surely, surely, tins department, in which every 
father and mother, and the whole commonwealth for the matter of 
that, are deeply interested, may be made an ever-running spring of 
purity and an everlasting fountain of honor. For this department 
IS it possible that there is no balm in Gilead? Its Superintendent 
has just told us that in our public schools the rich and the poor, the 
humble and the more exalted, the rough and the refined, unite in 
the same class, compete in the same studies, are alike candidates for 
marks of approval, tor good deportment, and together struggle to 
elevate the general standard of education, in order that in the end they 
may add to the culture, the ability and the character of the State's citi- 
zenship generally. Truly, it is a grand picture. Why should it be 
smirched by the slimiest pitch that ever fouled a clean hand? We 
say it has long been so fouled, and that it is being so to-day. We 
say that some Directors are not what they ought to be, and we say 
further, that no thoughtful man, who knows aught of men and things 
in this city, can give any reason, save an evil one, why certain men 
become School Directors and at once begin to suspiciously meddle 
with patronage. 

THE RAILROAD TAX CASES. 
The vexed questions that have arisen, in connection with the taxes 
due by certain railroads to the State, are at last before the Supreme 
Court at Washington. The argument is still pending at. this present 
time of writing. A very full and clear synopsis of what is being 
said has so far been telegraphed by the Associated Tress. Mr. Dei- 
mas, in particular, seems to nave had justice done to him, and we are 
glad he has, because we are now enabled to learn the difference be- 
tween the demagogic arguments with which he thought to fool his 
followers here, ami those which he now finds it necessary to present 
to a court competent to judge of such matters. Delinas in Califor- 
nia and Delinas before (he Supreme Court at Washington seem to be 
two totally different and distinct personages. It would be tedious and 
needless to describe the various points of difference that are clearly 
discernible, for they run through his whole argument. Things which 
he claimed whilst in California he is now repudiating in Washington, 
and positions held by Marshall, Baggett and others he is now taking up 
and using as if he had been the original discoverer of them. Due il- 
lustration among many will suffice. It was his wont to claim the de- 
cision in the now famous Kentucky cases as covering the whole points 
in dispute in the California cases. Attorney-General Marshall, and 
W. T. Baggetl in particular, pointed out the absurdity of such a 
chum, and showed the wide difference between the two classes of 
cases. The telegraph now betrays the fact that they were right and 
he wrong, even according to his own confession, for he contends that 
the only similarity was on the comparatively unimportant point as 
to the sufficiency of the notice of the tax. Mr. Delinas would be more 
respected if he were less unjust, not to say unscrupulous, toward 
his associates. An early decision of the Supreme Court in these 
cases is highly desirable. 



Jan 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTIS] R. 



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east :i weefi la tor the '/'. < '. passed down Post street during the process 
>f his matutinal meanderings. There, in a florist's window, dis- 



TOWN CRIER. 

il.nr the Crier!" "What the devil art tbonf" 
II, »lr, with jroo." 

The bitterest female lhal ever railed against man and in favor 

■ •i In- BUiierior contemporary, woman must yield us the palm of 
honor. That is, honor, as men iiN.lir-.innd it* A quarrel between 
men may be followed by the bitt< r. -i personal enmity, the hi 
condemnation, tin- nmst >.\. mis in, but these unpleasant 
particulars are generally protected liv a vail of silence. The) at least 

■ tin- friendship If tin- friend Is losl to all time. Tin- / ft'a 
experience with the friendships of women, and their inevitable finale 
of broken vows and pledges, severed affections and divorced confi- 
dences, would lead him to advise all his daughters to tempt no en- 
mities by an indulgence in intimate friendships. When a woman 
finds that her quondam bosom friend was not all her fond affection 
led her \>> believe, when they have quarreled over tin* Bame man or 
rival bonnets, or unequal personal attractions, or about some other wo- 
man, or anything 1 that devoted female friends are in the habit of waning 
over, then begins tin- retail sale -'i a once sacred confidence. Then 
the small characteristics, the jtersoiial peculiarities, tin- minute pecca- 
dillos, which a woman betrays only loan intimate friend, are sown 
broadcast to the winds of Heaven, and the intimacy which sanctioned 

and protected close inspection i- rent oJbnder, and the hearts and 

-•■Hi- once closely entwined behind ii arc laid hare to the cruel, care- 
less gaze of the amused crowd. The '/'. ft has known some W in 

Whose friend-hips do endure, but lu- alludes to them as rare ami 

h rable exceptions, lie has to do with the ordinary female, whose 

1 r is -mall ami wholly personal, whose light of truth and 

trii-t must he forever trimmed anew, whose natural tendency to 

treachery must he forever conciliated and allayed { whose principle 
is bounded by a transient affection, and grows clastic with the strain 

■ •f a- insignificant an enmity. 

Not long ago the 7*. ft read in a contemporary column a florid and 
glowing description of an immortelle ornament, which was to repre- 
sent the undying grief of a bereaved family at the loss of its founder 
and father. The T. ft, like even other num. respects grief and de- 
spises its ostentatious display. He thought at the time that a news- 
paper notice, given in detail, was in tin- worst possible taste; but, 

with that wide and far-reaching charity winch ever distinguishes his 

judgment, he was quite prepared to regard it as the work of some 
prying reporter, to whom grief ceases to he sacred and sorrow loses 

her chastity when either can he converted into an item. But at 

I 

of 

j. laved in the perfection of its purple and yellow, hung the emblem 
of immortal sorrow) imperishable affection and soiled ribbons. This 
could not be the work 0i a reporter. Why? queries the T. C. Why 
has this severe blow been dealt in the eye of the careless foot-passcn- 

gaire? Why forced upon the indifferent gaze of the business man 
on his way to the Quaker Dairy, at mid-day, and the callous sensibil- 
ities of the ladies who flocked to the Iclii Bail at all hours of the day V 
It the complaisant family lend their grief to a llorist's advertisement, 
the T. ft is silenced. If tlu-y further advertise, themselves, their 
grief, the T. ft is not only silenced hut shocked. 

The manner in which this free American public can abase itself be- 
fore the Monarchy of Money is almost a confirmation of the British 
Queen's haughty assertion that there can be no such thing as a tine 
Republic. San Francisco, lordly vain of having been born erect, 
bows her neck, not to the thrones of Europe, but to Egypt's Golden 
( lalf. This is a quality disgusting though frequent in the individual, 
and one to be condemned and derided as a portion of the code of an 
educational institution. The T. ft in no way attacks the personality 
of the prominent citizen who has heen recently elected to the office 
of trustee of a large Protestant seminary furgirls. He merely desires 
to state that in view of the fact that this gentleman's birth* religion 
and interests are foreign to the principles of this school, his election 
can deceive no one, and bears the brand of a nauseating servility 
to his gold, which must certainly turn the stomach while it excites 
the contemptuous amusement of every one, including the man him- 
self. Had a similar institution, of Roman Catholic persuasion, 
elected a Protestant, however respected and honorable, to such a 
position, every Roman Catholic organ of the press would have 
roared defiance, fury and resentment; every Roman Catholic citi- 
zen would have indignantly risen in arms to forcibly eject him; 
every Roman Catholic Church would have preached an invective 
against him which every Roman Catholic congregation would have 
applauded and ap|>roved. 

One of our San Francisco Managers, who is a genial gentleman, 
and a jolly, good fellow generally, has a large, warm sympathy for 
the amateur who forsakes the Camp of the Philistines, and flies to 
the boards of the California Theatre. The latest recruit received 
some little impetus in leaving the Camp, and society may not feel as 
much personal sympathy as general curiosity concerning how he will 
comfort himself in doublet and hose. The T. C. observed him care- 
fully as he ran in and out of the theatre the other evening. Already 
there is about him the easy, self-satisfaction of a star. He posed, for 
an instant, in the lobby, he attitudinized for two seconds in the aisle, 
and he dropped into his seat with a side-long, posturesome grace. He 
obviously begins to feel unnatural and unreal, and all his former 
simplicity has disappeared. When the T. C. recalls the laborious ef- 
forts of this young man to be somebody in society , whenbe recollectshis 
strenuous efforts to be known and noticed by the rich, his frantic at- 
tempts to be picked up by people of position, the T. C. regrets that 
in the end he leaves the field without a tribute to his long and tire- 
some career. The T. C. fervently hopes that his debut before society 
in a capacity where it will not be necessary to conceal the fact that 
he is not appearing in his own character, may be attended with every 
success. 



Theoornsrol Pine and Mantgomei 
on- and i the Boulevard of tho I 

turtle-,, they spread ihl'Ill elVCS OVCr curb, cobble and IMVCIIlont, 1*1 

catch the warming rav« ol the alien n nun; and should ft pour 

thev still Btand gratefully and enjoy tho dripping ol the pa; Ingum* 
breila, the -plash from the harrying fa I the ■■■■■ tnc 

erything, with exactly the Hame placid enjoyment, Tin- cln u ol peo- 
ple is particularly irritating to the man "{ business who in. ei tin 
daily opposition of their elbows, the ragged defiance ol their 

lis, in his swift way toward exchange and office. Swift way'.' 
No, indeed; their obnoxious presence kill- speed, To enter their 
miast is a struggle; to pass them i- a victory. They stand stolidly 
and sullenly and with all the conscious strength of a large majority. 
Oil. clear them away, ve police! Take your heavy hands from the 

shoulders of tie ragged newsboy, to whom you devote an 

strength worthy ol tronger, a better cause, and la> them 

forcibly on the great lazy , lubber lylOUtS, these idle Vagrant 

Impudent beggars I (Jive us a chance on Montgomery street, [f you 
forbid u- by law to steal money, which is, after all, the easiest means 

of -citing it. Then, at least, efear I he road for us to ma ke it honestly. 

The T. C. to-day stood before that time-honored, haggard, aged and 
rotten institution, known as the San Francisco Postofflce. A- he 
gazed fondly and reverently upon it, the tide ol recollection swepl 
o'er his soul, emphasized by each dilapidated detail, by each decaying 

corner, by each sunken -tone ill the pile. They have chungelcssly 

marked its surface since the day ol the T. < '. '* earliest PostonTce vat 
entine, which tremblingly passed its portal. Dear, delightful, .lamp. 
dreary, dreadful, dirty, old Postofflcel San Prancisco would not have 
thee changed! Would not have thee torn down and rebuilt! Dost 
thou not stand to-day in all the Bhakiness which distinguished thee 
forty rears agone? Art thou not to-day the same doddering old mass 

that tliou hast ever been in the recollection of this generation ? Who, 
(o look on thee, would dream that. thou badst e'er been new'.' Let 
small, insignificant, inland towns have built unto themselves, by a 
paternal Government, proud and pretentious Postomces. The '/'. ft 

revels in thy rottenness and challenges any civilization to produce 
thy counterpart. The hand of Time hath used thee roughly. The 
hand of man shall respect, thy weary, dismal face. A new PostomCC 
WOUld COSt too much. 

As usual, the first heavy rains have drowned all plans and projects 
concerning the necessary repairing of the city sewerage. This is. un- 
doubtedly, the season when drains and sewers should be thoroughly 
Hushed and renewed to prepare for the droughts of Summer. Noth- 
ing is done in this direction except what benefits at present fall \'v 

the hand of Heaven. An implicit Confidence in Heaven and the wi-e 
dispensations of Divine Providence is a beautiful and excellent theory. 
Far be it ever from the heart of the T. ft to do aught but inculcate 
this principle in the young and approve it in the old; but there arc 
limits even to blind faith, and we have no reason to shunt thru 
sponsibility of our sewers on the Lord. The Hoard of Supervisors 
cannot pose entirely as a religious body? Let them leave the beauty 
of such an example to the clergy, and evince their capacity to be prac- 
tically useful. It is possible that, the rains of Heaven will wash the 
sewers, but there will be no Commissioners sent from on high to do 
any repairing of pipes. 

When O'Donnell ceases to be conspicuous it will be when he is 
dead. The small and insignificant part which his office required him 
to fill in the Court-room during the ease of Dr. McDonald, was in- 
fused with that braggadocio, that insufferable conceit, that rampant 
desire to be conspicuous— even in his insignificance— which only tin- 
hand of O'Donnell can lay on thick enough. 



The T, ft was person- 



ally astonished to observe that the Court humored the Coroner's in- 
sane views on the subject of a Coroner's importance— in especial his 
pet lunacy that he is the "Chief Magistrate of the city "—by allowing 
his disgusting presumption topass unreproved. Well! History ana 
Drama proclaim that every Court has had a Fool, and, certainly, 
Jester O^Donnell lacks nothing of the character except the cap, the 
bells and the wit ! 

Some people spend their holidays in reckless enjoyment while 
others use the spare lime in the studying out of useful inventions. 
To the latter class belongs Ned Greenaway, whose proficiency as a 
leader in the german a wi elder of the tennis bat, and a foote-rupqf 
figures, has endeared him to society and business communities. This 
ingenious youth, while at Monterey during the Xmas holidays, in- 
vented a new method of stoppitig a runaway team. It is to jump 
..ut behind and then run ahead and catch the horses. His initial ef- 
fort was not quite a success. The team ran away all right enough, 
and he jumped out quite successfully, but the two young ladies who 
were out driving with him were obliged to pull up the horses them- 
selves and wait half an hour for the [Hilling inventor to catch up. 
Green away says that with slower teams he has no doubt thathis plan 
would be a success. 

The T C is personally glad that the fifty per cent, discount sale is, 
virtually, at an end. The T. C. 7 8 family, entire, went insane on the 
subject The T. ft's family hearth has been converted into a temple 
for the Lares and Penates of Japan. The T. ft falls down stairs o' 
mornings over the skins of Japanese goats, ami has Japanese delirium 
tremens at night over the distorted images which his wife has strewn 
around the halls. The T. C. has also been ubliged, during the illness 
of the footman, to carry home all the purchases under his individual 
arms, and this has led to a series of aggravating mistakes on the part 
of the public, who have read the flaming advertisements on the 
packages, and mistaken him for the Ichi Ban delivery man. 

"Charlie has got such a sweet pet name for me," said a newly- 
married San Francisco girl, who was not celebrated for her extreme 
good nature, to a friend who had just graduated from Mills' Semi- 
nary " he calls me Xctntippe." When her friend explained the little 
idiosyncrasies of that classical lady's temperament there was a dan- 
gerous glint in her eye, and if Charlie did not get a flea in his ear 
whenbe got home from the office that night the T. ft is mightily 
mistaken. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30. 1886. 



ROMANCE AND REALITY. 
She said, observing my embarrassment, 

'• [ think I know just what yon moan fco say ; 
The symptoms are too plainly evident, 

Ami easily your inmost thoughts betray, 

" you're wishing wo could only stand, once more 

At evening, by the lake amidst the gems 
Sparkling upon the reeds along the shore 

In myriad Lights of dewdrop diadems. 

" My band hung idly down ; another hand 

With thrilling touch was gently placed in mine. 

It trembled in your grasp. 1 understand 
How hard it is such feelings to define. 

" Somebody's whiskers gently brushed my chee'k, 
You'd just begun to whisper something, too, 

When auntie, with her unromatic squeak, 
Came suddenly around the bend in- view. 

" Am T not right f " this lovely maiden said, 

" What, silent still? " and* she began to frown. 

" It is not that,"— I gravely shook my head— 

" Bu-but-but your back hair is Coming down." 

— Pittsburg Dispatch, 



ECHOES FROM PARIS. 
[By a Parisian Lady of Society.] 
January 4, 1886. — It' I remember rightly I have told you how we 
spend our New Year's Day in Paris— visiting friends, giving presents 
and tips to all who pretend to have any elaim on our por-kets, send- 
ing cards to old and new acquaintances,. wishing each other a rail- 
leuiuui for the New Year, which, we very well know, v/e shall never 

get, and by being pestered by the myriads of beggars, who have pp- 

Rce-Hcense to beg on this first day of the year, and who avail them- 
selves of this yearly privilege by obstructing every doorway and 
Uning every street ol this gay capitol, to the distraction of every pe- 
destrian. 'However, it comes bul once a year, and a pocket full of 
centimes goes a fair way toward satisfying the appeals of these mendi- 
cant-seekers of etrennes. 

By the by, how few of us, perhaps, know the origin of the French 
word etrennes. It conies from the Etalian 8trenne, which, in its turn. 

is a derivation fn-m I he Latin word Stnnnn, which is derived from the 
name of the Goddess of Health, Strenna, whose temple used to be sur- 
rounded by trees, plants ami herbs of a health-giving nature. Among 
these tin' verbena figured largely. Indeed, this plant was so highly 
esteemed by the Romans that it used to he grown in every public anil 
private piece of land or garden in Rome. On the first of the year, 
also, processions of young men used to goto Strenna's temple, where 
the strongest and healthiest of them used to be crowned with Ver- 
bena and laurel wreaths, and branches of Verbena were distributed 
P> all. Hence the origin ol the expression: "Have you had your 
Strennat" 
Alter these lirst offerings of the branches of Verbena followed gifts 

of flowers, fruits, cakes and sweetmeats — all of which, as years passed 

on, became covered with gold and silver foil— a custom retained in 

Koine up to the present day, and a vestige of winch is still seen in 
the gold apples, nuts and sweetmeats which adorn the modern tier- 
man Christmas-tree. Toys were the next things which were offered 
as Strenne to friends or friends' children. Ami then other gifts to" 
adults were added, until at last the giving of them became com- 
pulsory. They were, indeed, exacted by Roman Emperors from their 
subjects, and it was not rare for Roman Emperors to go about the 
streets at night to collect their Strenne from the passers-by, and woe 
to those who did not give! If I mistake not the Emperor Augustus 
was one of those who thus collected his Strenne by force in the pub- 
lic streets. 

"Twelfth Night" is called the Jour des Row in France, audit is 
celebrated in every home and public or private institution through- 
out the country by a dinner party, at which figures a huge Galette 
(a flat cake of almond or other pastry), into which is slipped a small 
coin or bean, and whoever finds this in his or her portion is either 
King or Queen for the rest of the evening. If a King he has to 
choose a Queen— if a Queen she has to choose a King! " I cannot 
choose a King — we are in Republic!" once said a lady ot my acquaint- 
ance, to wl the bean had fallen. That expression so pleased a 

gentleman present that, shortly afterwards, Ue asked her to become 
his wife, and thus was verified the legend that whoever finds the 
bean becomes a bride or a groom within the year. 

Another custom is that, during their Twelfth Night Majesties' 
Reign, everything the\ do is immediately imitated by the rest of 
the company. Thus, if the King drinks,* every one cries, ■■Le Rot 
boit!" and also drinks. If he laughs every one laughs; if he dances 
every one dances; if he frowns every one frowns. Play apart, is not 
this jest a cruel satire on royalty and courtiers' flattery? 

In Rome, Twelfth Night or the Epiphany {La Befana)\s kept up 
in old Pagan style as a loud Saturnalia. All day long every one is 
allowed to make as much noise as lungs, or drums, trumpets and 
fire-irons can make. Shops are kept open all through the night, and 
one square in particular is thronged from dawn to dawn with crowds 
of people blowing trumpets, beating drums, and screaming to the 
pitch of their voices into each other's ears. It is a carnival gone mad ! 
After the theatres are over, ladies and gentleman, in evening dress, 
mix with this throng and join in the general fun. Everything is 
allowed and forgiven on this night. A beggar may squeeze a Duchess 1 
waist or pinch her arms, and she dares not resent. She knows what 
to expect before going there, and so she must not resent any liberty 
that may be taken with her. Foreigners, particularly, enjoy tin's 
fun — it is so different to anything they ever nave at home. 

American ladies who know Paris will he very surprised, I think, 
to heat thai Parisian ladies now- wear low-necked dresses and )\o 
bonnets at the theatre on certain nights of the week, each theatre 
having a special night for these full-dress audiences, ami this night, 
also, is the only night, at which fashionable ladies go to that particu- 



lar theatre. Only little .Bourgeoises, therefore, now goto the theatre 
in hat or bonnet. Without entering into details I may mention that 
evening dresses are divided into different epochs of the world's his- 
tory, ami have become exact copies of the Regence, Renaissance, 
Medici' s and still earlier costumes. Nothing of 'a later date than 
Anne of Austn'n is now worn of an evening. Therefore is it that we 
have so many embroidered, beaded, trilt, silvered and be-pearled ma- 
terials now." Having been in mourning lately for the poor yonng 
King of Spain, ladies have dressed in Medici's costumes of black vel- 
vet, embroidered with jet, and having high jet collars to frame their 
pretty necks and heads, with the hair coiled upon the summit with 
jeweled pins or aigrettes. Even for bails these historical dresses are 
worn, excepting by quite young ladies, who wear fairy-dresses of 
plain tulle or gauze, or of jeweled tulle or gauze over satin founda- 
tions, with satin corselets over the full bodices oi the tulle or gauze. 
Five skirts, set plainly on to a' satin foundation, are now made for 
these fairy-dresses, and dog-cojlfjrs, with armlets to match, are worn 
of the same color as the foundation of the dress. Young ladies wear 
their hair c/t Catoffan, low on the neck. Married ladies\vear it a la 
Medici's — tin the Summit of the head. 

Eor morning and afternoon tea the hair is allowed to flow loosely 
over the shoulders, and a little Greek cap is worn at the back of the 
head. This is just like a little pork-pie hat of colored velvet, with 
gold embroidered brim. It is wonderfully pretty and becoming. 

The tea dresses themselves are like party dresses. Some are of 
white velveteen brocade, made with a long train, and open in front 
over an under-dress of coffee-colored lace. 

For out of doors, dress, mantle, hat, muff, gloves and boots all 
match. Low-necked dresses are worn for dinners ami theatres now. 
as well as for balls. Half low'-necked dresses are worn for home ami 
morning entertainments of every description. 

Dog-Collars of beaded satin, to match the color of the dress, are. 
worn by all— old and young. 

Large hats, trimmed with long feathers, drooping on to the 
shoulders, are again worn— especially for full-dress walking costumes. 

The only new thing in bonnets is the introduction of Greek or 
Roman beaded nets over the crowns. These fall like a deep fringe 
over the hack of the head, and are prettier and more graceful than 
plain hard crowns. The brims of bonnets are also made of beaded 
or jetted ruchings. Tinsel, in a word, may be said to be the order 
of the day in fashion at the present moment. As a rule gentlemen do 
not like this, but ladies do. " There is no fear of crushing a beaded 
dress," they say. In this they are certainly right! 

"Madame De St. D s. 

If you want anything in the way of floral work, go to Messrs. C. M. 
Leopold it Co., No. 35 Tost street, just below Kearny street. Tin? 
firm has at its command an almost unlimited supply of the freshest 
flowers, and is in a position to supply beautiful boquets, baskets, 
Wreaths, crosses, etc., as well as to undertake the decoration of pri- 
vate dwellings, halls, churches, etc., for receptions, balls, weddings,, 
etc. Special designs made when required. 

Three new first-prize " Bayley's Pacific Incubators," having a 
capacity of 650 eggs each, for sale. Price. $80. Regular price. $1QQ. 
Apply at tins office, 609 Merchant street. 



A fine assortment of huge, round English Shell Pebbles, only at 
Midler's, 135 Montgomery street, near Bush,op'p. Occidental Hotel. 



Sick-Headache relieved at once by " D. D. D " 

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THIRTY STYLES, FROM $30 UP. Catalogue on Application. 

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[Aug. 22.] 603 Market Street. San Francisco. 

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624 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California. 

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CAREFUL ANALYSES MADE OF 
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(Successors to C. ABOLPHE LOW & CO.), 
SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

—AGENTS— 

American Sugar Refinery and Washington Salmon Cannery 

S. L. Jonks. E. B. Jones. 

S, L. JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. I January 9. 



Jan. 30, 1886. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



18 



"BIZ." 



Coal.— The market continues vrr> -lull, and. although the priced 
Foreign grades i> very low . but few >iiles From flr»t haml* nre rejiorted, 
;>- the general opinion prevails thai low prices will rule during the 

entire year, a- the new crop of Wheal will be enormous and ' 
number "f vowels will be required i" move it, and the principal 
of the vessels will be Coal, regardless of iraotataontj here, and n the 
stocks in yard are very large the outlook Tor our coast collieries this 
year is gloomy. l*rices to arrive ureas follows: Australian, 

i. m; | H >r ton; divert I Steam, fV.'>ow...<>:" , ; West Hartley , s, i 

Card ill. $tf.7A<3 T. We quote the following prices For Spoj Australii 



beria 



> wing i 
bulk.18.50'; Egg, hunt, f 10J0. 



per ton; Liver] I Steam. $5.75; weal Hartley, $7.50; Cum- 
in, in ' 



Quicksilver.— Tlie i ,r "diieti<in of Quicksilver in California, during 
the year 1886, as compiled by Mr. J. it. Rundol, aggregates 32,073 
flasks, against 31,013 flasks. during the same time in L884, and 40,725 
flasks in 1883. The New Almaden mine produced 21,400 flasks in Ism;,, 
or twice as much as all the other producing mines put together. The 
highest price "( this article during the past year was $38 per Mask, and 
the lowest $28JK>, In 1881 the hij-'hest price was $35, nnd the lowest 
\t this date we quote: l2@32.60 per Husk; London 

price, £05s. per bottie. 

Overland Shipments.— During the month of November the ship- 
ments overland From San Francisco included D50.2O0 II is, 1 leans. -11, 7' mi 
lbs. Borax, W0.800 lbs. Coffee, 210.400 Ifoj HoW 110,000 lbs. Rice, 
lbs. Tea, 2,31(i,0O0 lbs. Wine. l..s«i7,tHhi Ids. Wool, etc. From 
Los Angeles— 380,900 lbs. Wool, WifiOO Ibd. Wine, 83,(JO0 lbs. 
Brandy. From San Jose— 272,(>00 lbs. Dried Fruit. 292,000 lbs. 
Canned Goods. From Sacramento 92,400 lbs. Hops. 250,000 lbs. Rai- 
sins, 71*600 lbs. fanned Sainton. 284,800 Lbs. Wine, 126,400 lbs. Wool. 

During the past week three steamers have arrived from Honolulu 
with lull cargoes of. Sugar, etc. The steamer Zealandia sailed on 

Wednesday for Australia with Salmon, 8tC. The Wheal Market has 

been very quiet, with moderate offerings. Owing to the heavy rains 
the receipts of Eggs, Butter, OrangeSj etc., have heen very light, 
causing an advance in prices. The Br. ship Argo has been chartered 
to load Wheat to Cork, IT. K., at Jdl Las. 

Lumber. — The Secretary of the California Clumber Exchange re- 
ports the following receipts of Lumber during the yehr 1885. Red- 
wood, 115,283,945 feet; Pine, 182,998,777 feet; Spruce, 23,473,990 feet; 
Spruce, 2,987,968 feet; or a grand total bt 324,744,684 feet. Wealso 
received during the vear U0 ( ">si),ii"iU Shingles, 43,675,100 Laths, 12,- 
218.000 shakes, i,s7«'i Ship-knees, 2,764,000 Redwood Posts, 3,080 
Spanish Cedar Logs, and of piles 2,864,000 lineal feet. 

Iron.— "The stocks on hand are large, and prices favor the consu- 
mers; business is very dull, ami shows no sign of improvement before 
Spring. Prices to arrive areas follows: EglintOTt, $21.50 per ton; 
Glengarnock, $22.50; Clay Lane White, $22; American Soft, No. 1, 
$23. Spot quotations for Eglinton is $22 per ton; Glengarnock, $28; 
Clay Lane White, $24; Clipper Gap, Nos, 1 to 4, $22@23.50 fcer ton. 

Tonnage to Arrive. — The total amount of tonnage on the way to 
this port, to arrive during the next three months, aggregates 154,054 
tons, against 156,903 tons same time in 1885, and 1 11,71 1 tons in L884. 

Liverpool.— The Br. ship Patterdale, hence 22d inst., carried 15,062 
Ihs. Beeswax, 243,588 Ihs. Borax, 3,766 cs, Canned Goods, 12,550 bbls. 
Flour, 7,900 CS. Salmon, 7,466ctls. Wheat— value, $127,658, 

Freights and Charters.— Shii i P. M. Whitmore, 2,130 tons, Wheat 
to Liverpool direct, £1 4s. fid. Ship Fannie Tucker, 1,457 tons, Lum- 
ber from Puget Sound to Hobson's Hay, £2 7s. (id. 

Bags.— The California Jute, Mills will resume operations Feb. 1st. 
Calcutta Wheat Bags are steady at 5c. for spot lots, and 5>£@5>£c. for 

next season's delivery. 

Sydney.— The Br. stnir. Zealandia, from Sydney, brought 1,111 
ingots Tm, 112 hales Wool, and from Honolulu 8,873 bags Sugar, 944 
bens. Bananas, etc. 

Honolulu.— The stmr. Alameda arrived with 5,216 bags Sugar, 820 
bags Rice, 2,404 bchs. Bananas. The brig Hazard, from Hilo, brought 
6,104 bags Sugar. 

Dublin.— Tlie Br.ship Pinmore carried 20,000 bbls. Flour ami 30,936 
■ ■IN. Wheat— value, ?134,912. 

Coffee.— The last steamer from Central America brought nearly 
■1,!hm> bags New < Stop. 

Cork, U. K.— The Ship Sea King, for Cork, carried 45,770 etls 
Wheat, valued at$64,091. 

Sugar. — The stmr. Colima, from Central America, brought 7,314 
bags ltaws. 

ANOTHER NEW LINE 
Of Goods now offered by the California Furniture Company, Nos. 
220 to 22b' Bush street. Call and see them. 



Refreshments of the purest quality can be obtained at the Ocean 
View House; also polite attendance and every other requisite for 
comfort. 

The Baltimore Transplanted Oysters are simply delicious. You 
can get them at Moraghan's stalls, No. 08 and 69 California Market. 

None but polite and competent assistants at Muller's Optical De- 
pot, 135 Montgomery street, near Bush. 

If you "want to get high-class works of Japanese Art, go to G. T. 
.Marsh & Co., No. 625 Market street, under the Palace Hotel. 



Costiveness permanently cured by "D. D. D.' 



THE BIG LOTTERY PRIZE. 
How Fortunes Fell to Caltfornians in the Last Drawing of the 
Louisiana Lottery.-— .ho-iib Maraoll La o Jovial Oermun, who 

lUfornin in the earlv davs, and filially settled down an propri- 
etor ol n little sali Nin n\ Black's Btoticm, Yolo County. I n 

Vbouj 
o year ago C. C. H<>wx, who spenl most of his tl tine in 

the neighboring hills, although with I 

thai they " might strike ii rich " by investing in tlie Louisiann 
Lottery. On January 1, 1885, the two started in together to buy 
live $] tickets every month for one year. They were tucl j in the 

lir-d drawing, and continued Winning small prizes, amounting to 

over $200. Jusl before tlie last drawing they decided to quit buying 
tickets altogether when the year was over.' Howx went into tlie 

hills, Jake ten. led \\\s saloon, and neither dreamed of the good tor- 
tune in store for them. When ihc news came over thl 

some one at Black's Station had drawn one-tenth ol the capital 

$150,000, the little town was excited with curiosity as to who 

was (he lucky man. Jake went down into his well worn pockel I I . 

and was overjoyed on seeing that one of the tickets which it con- 
tained was No. 69,255. His partner was immediately notified of the 

bonanza they had struck, lie returned t wn, and when themonev 

Wttfl collected soon alter, through tlie Bank of Woodland, it v. 
vided between the two. Both have altered their resolution in regard 
to buying tickets, and will continue investing on a larger scale during 
the present year. 

A happy-looking-, handsome man stepped on) of (he office in the 
produce store at 437 Kleventh street, Wesl Oakland, 
greeted a Call reporter, who had Inquired for Columbus 
Mr. Lewis is another participator in the good luck that fell to Cal- 
ifornia in the December drawing of the Lousiana State Lottery, hav- 
ing won one-tenth of the $150,000 prize. He is a widely known cit- 
izen of Oakland, and resides with his family in a cosy home at I 153 
Brush street. He came to California in I860, and has been a pro- 
duce merchant across the bay II years. He has not been a| all 

Hurried by the receipt of his big Christmas present , and is as method- 
ical in his business as ever. He began buying lottery tickets many 

years ago-, and has continued doing so off and on ever since. By ex- 
perience he -grew to accept the outcome of each drawing philosophi- 
cally, and be calmly heard the news when told thai the Coupon No. 
09,255 < which he held, made him $15,000 richer than he had been 

before. 

San Francisco also kept un its run of luck in the Lottery, Henry 
Adams, of 427 Geary Street, having won $1,000 in the last drawing. ' 
San Frnnrisf-tt {Cat.) Call, January 10, L886. 



id. and pleasantly 
: II. Lewis 



T D C p O FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL; 
' l\ L- ^ VJ j MAGNOLIAS. PALMS. 

ROSES ; CLEMATIS, ETC. 

10 MEDALS AND 39 PREMIUMS 

AWARDED AT TUB 

WORLD'S EXPOSITION IN NEW ORLEANS! 

£^-NlfiW DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUES, containing many New and 
Rare Varieties, will he seal: 

No. I— Fruits. Grapevines, Olives 4 Cents 

No. II— Ornamental Trees, Evergreens and Plants I Cents 

No. Ill— New Hoses and Clematis Gratis 

J-OttJST EOQK, 
[November 21.] San Jose, California. 

~~WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANC /SCO AND NEW YORK. 

—AGENCIES— 

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Agent. Agent. Agent. 

We have our Brokers In every commercial city of Importance In the West: 
ern Middle and Eastern states, and employ a large staff of t ravel iug sales- 
men We have the best facilities for the distribution of California Products, 
EaBt and give especial attention to California Wines and Brandies, Salmon 
In barrels, Dried Fruit, Lima and Bmall White Beans, Canned Salmon, 
Canned Goods, Raisins, oranges, Barley and other Products. 

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"CALIFORNIA SUGAR REFINERY, 

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14. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30. 1886. 



MAG'S LETTER. 

Dear N. L.: Don't you wish 't you was me, a goin' to Winnie's 
party? 'Cause this time he's goin' to have dancin', 'n therefore a 
real supper. Borne one (the Judge says) suggested, down to the club 
the i>tluT night, 't Win. was gettin 1 kind extravagant in his old 
age; but the old clash-bag happened in yesterday, just about lunch 
time, 'n she told ma 'n me 't 'twas currently repo-ted (that's the way 
she always says when she wants to get off snmetbin' about some- 
body) 't 'twas goin' to be a sort of engagement party; that Win. was 
a goin' to announce bis happiness at bein' engaged to a widdah 'ts 
been Ins adoration since the mem'ry o' the Pioneers. I wonder if 
'tis really so. I know 't he's been awful devoted to her, 'n given 
her Japanese salad bowls 'n things; but la me, men — even cautious 
ones — 41 give heaps o' presents to a married woman, 'n right real shy 
of 'em if they get free to catch on for good 'n earnest. I suppose 
you'll laugh if 1 say in all my experience (just 'cause I'm a snip of a 
girl, but I've got lots of experience, let me tell you, 'cause I keep my 
eyes open), so there, in all my experience I never knew but one nup- 
tials to follow a an ti- widdah — ahem — friendship, 'n I guess you 
wouldn't have to seareh very far 'mong our prom nent citizens, 'n so 
forth, to find the case. 

Weddin's in perspective still keep crowdin' forwards. When the 
girls read o' smooth-tongued sniilin' society men bein' divorced for 
" extreme cruelty " to their wives, 1 just wonder 't they ain't afraid. 
Ain't it real queer the way 't folks choose their opp'sites? Just for 
all the world like Jack Spratt 'n his wife's appetites. Look 't Addie 
'n her futnr, 'n Bob 'n his choice, 'n the Princess 'n hers! Well, we'll, 
there's no accountin' for tastes, sure enough, 's I've said ever since 
we had such a remarkable illustration o' Beauty 'n the Beast here; 
don't you remember? Only think o' the festive Bob bein' caught at 
last! blow real chilly several girls must feel 'bout this time. I guess 
't the wonderful affection felt for the rich sister-in-law by most of 'em 
'11 cool down somewhat now, 'specially 's even her son 's not among 
the comeatables, bavin' gone East. (Some say, after the golden- 
tnssed heiress). 

Ain't Ned comical? What on top o' this earth d'ye s'pose he's been 
doin' now? Goin' round among the real nice, high-toned Hebrews. 
Yon see he sort o' took to La France o' late, 'n as there's been several 
parties given for that distinguished diplomat, (how's that for style, 
Gaston, (res chert) why, he went along, too. Then they bad French 
olT'eers to 'em, 'n the girls bein' right smart in their style 'n dressin', 
'n the feed-in' tiptop, why he says he hail a nifty time 'n no mistake. 
Why don't F. go for them ofFeers? There's a Baron 'mong 'em; 'n 
Ned* says 't to one o' the parties where there was a reg'lar ballroom, 
all fixed up with fancy things on the walls, be saw a girl makin 1 
awful big eyes at one of the Navy chaps, 'n he asked the Jidus achates 
o' La France (now what on top o' this earth does that mean)? why 
he resembled a real useful article (the off'cer.notLa France)? 'n when 
lie gave it up Ned told him, " Cause he was a lemon squeezer." By 
(be way, they say 't the cool man's agoin' to wear crape on his left 
arm for thirty days, after La France's departure. There's devotion 
for you ! 

J." told me, yesterday, 't she was lunchhV to the Palace Hotel the 
day before, 'n "heard one woman say to another (both was all covered 
with diamonds) 't she was a goin' to have that lovely De Belleville 
for her child next time he had the croup, 'cause Minnie told her he 
was a goin' to be a children's doctor. Did you ever! What do you 
s'pose is the last Society craze? Musical" clubs don't appear to 
flourish, 'n so a certain young man 't goes round with his banjo 
wants to get up a amatoor minstrel club, n they actually asked the 
old Judge if he'd join 'n be middle man. (I wish you could a heard 
the old chap a mutterin' about it to ma). Bob Tobin 's to do the 
bones bizness if he ain't too stiff after the rheumatism; Sheldon, 
the "dandy, but no dude," song 'n dance; Al., the big fiddle racket; 
Tom Madden, the specialty artist. (Which kind, I wonder)? Henry 
Kedington, the female outfit, 'n Tom Bell, general utility man. (He's 
always shown such a partiality for niggers — the real nig — 't he's 
likely to lend his purse 's well 's his patronage to gettin' up a copy 
of 'em— see? 

The magnif'cent Tate's back for a brief visit, 'n as usual the wim- 
men are just spoilin' him all they know how. Report says 't an- 
other o' the sisters is goin' to join the Army, 'n folks think 't it's 
him. But you bet if I know Tate, 'n I natter myself 't I do, he ain't 
agoin' to tie to nothin' but downright coin, 'n you can't so much 
blame him either. Army pay don't go far in buyin' big bouquets 'n 
theatre tickets 'n so forth. 

I did bear the funniest thing, the other evfnin'. The Judge told 
ma 't that awful stormy night 't one o' the men to the club brought 
in a friend all wrapped' up in a waterproof coat — head 'n all was 
covered. He was fa Kin' him right off to his own room when the old 
chap 'ts the wag o' the club come up close, 'n says he: "A woman, 
by all 'ts glorious." He was sayin' it just for a joke, 'n you can 
imagine his astonishment when a scream came from under the hood 
o' the waterproof, 'n a big-sized oath from the fellah 't was takin' her 
in (lor it proved to be a her). 0' course she had to go right straight 

out again, 'n had to explain matters, which he did by sayin' 't 

he took her in just for shelter. The Judge said 't the cfub warn't 
sittin' up in opposition to the many shelters o* the day, just yet, 'n 
he hoped 't it wouldn't occur again" So it was all hushed up, 'cause 

old 's a real influential member, don't you know, but you bet 

May heard it, 'n, as a matter o' course, tells you the first one. 

There's goin' to be a monster theatre party for Salvini's first night, 
(now you know *t I don't mean 't the folks 't compose the party '11 
he monsters, but a great big crowd), 'n Matt, 'n Nettie are such reg'- 
lar first nighters 't you can bet they'll be there too. Nina was sug- 
gestin' the other day 't the girls ask the men, 'n give 'em boit tonic re's 

ii so on, 'n let the men set up the supper; but her idea warn't very 
enthusiastically received, 'n so I guess it '11 fall through. Apropos o' 
young ladies fetchin' men, have you heard o' the lunch party t was 
given to one o' our swell restaurants last week by a rich girl 'ts noted 
lor her independent ways. She paid the shot for the whole outfit, 
'n there were five other girls 'u a equal number o' men ('n just think 
of it, two of 'em were married). That gallant Colonel had better look 
out; his last flirtation 's gettin' a trifle too pronounced; 'n 's Ned. 



truly remarks, no matter how well trained you've got your wife — to be 
deal' 'n blind, too— there ts a period when kickin' comes into play, 'n 
from rdl appearances that time is pretty close in that quarter. But 
what I started in to tell you about, was 't in the middle of the lunch, 
on this particular occasion, one o' the young ladies gave unmistakable 
signs o' havin' taken too much champagne, 'n gettin' drowsy put 
her head down on the shoulder o' the man next iier. You can im- 
agine the scene, can't you? And what a time thev had gettin' her 
into a coupe without attracting attention o' the folks in the .street. 
Nellie tried to excuse it to me by sayin' the girl was addicted to 
opium smokin'; but la me, that only made it worse, I think. (They 

do say 't 's wife's got a awfid lot to answer for, teachin' girls how 

to smoke opium. She's a awful old hand at it herself). Well, 's Ned. 
says, a woman can do or say any silly thing 'n then say 't she's un- 
der the influence of opium, 'n wan't at all responsible! but 'twon't 
wash. I reckon 't the waiters to that restaurant got paid rightsniart 
to keep dark on that lunch racket; but my gracious, what can you ex- 
pect when girls can have \s much coin's they want, 'n no one to boss em ; 
their ma's don't pretend to, 'n their pa's\ire too busy. I wish 'ti/n/ ma 
'd shut her eyes now 'n then, butsakes alive, even if she did there's 
that plaguey old Judge 'd be for everlastin' nosin' out things. (His 
nose is long enough, goodness knows). The old fellah asked ma 'n 
me a conundrum last night, in relation to one o' the latest engage- 
ments: " Why would the conversion of a certain sailor chap be likely 
to be known?" " Because he Cant-well be a Qodley man without every 
one hearing of it." Nina says 't her sister in Germany writes word 't. 
the big German Baron 't was a comin' out for Addie ^s been counter- 
manded since the other fellah come to the scratch. 

Gracious me ! I haven't told you one word 'bout the last cotillion. 
(Talkin' o' Germans reminds me of it). I ain't got much room left, 
'n so all I can say is 't there was so few there 't Ed. Sheldon wouldn't 
introduce the startlin' new feature 't was promised, so I guess it '11 be 
next time. Talk about startlin' features, have you beard o' the pri- 
vate production o' the Mikado 'ts bein' got up?" They do say 't the 
fat dentist 's goin' to take the title role, 'n you can easily guess who 
the three little maids from school 'U be. But la me, that's just like 
everything in society — that Mikado bizness is run into the ground, 'n 
there's no novelty in it o' any kind. I, for one, think it '11 be a awful 
bore; don't you? Anil now, ta-ta. Mao. 

Messrs. Duttou & Partridge, the well-known stationers, blank- 
book manufacturers, etc., have removed to No. 212 California 
street, one block below their old stand, where more extensive accom- 
modation will enable them to handle with greater ease their con- 
stantly increasing volume of business, and to carry a more elaborate 
stock of goods. At present they are showing one of the most com- 
plete assortments ever seen in San Francisco. r 



Mrs. R. G. Lewis, having recovered from her recent illness, is now 
prepared with the latest styles to see her many customers at her 
dressmaking parlors, Thurfow block, 120 Kearny street. 

Messrs. G. T. Marsh & Co., No. 025 Market street, have a complete 
assortment of the higher classes of Japanese goods. 

First prize Mechanics' Institute Exposition, 1885. Finest export 
Lager Beer, Fredericksburg Brewing Co. 

BUSINESS! ~ 



We are Doing the Largest Business in Our Line in the City! 
We have the Largest and Most Complete Stoehl 

We have the Lowest and Consequently Most Popular Prices! 



2&. -T_ IF m. .A. V I IsT &c OO., 
Great I X L Stores, 

924 TO 928 MARKET STREET, Through to 25 Ellis Street, 



[January 23.] 



Corner Kearny and Commercial Streets, 



Through From Commercial to Sacramento. 



J. TOMKINSON'S UVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 
Bet. First and Second, San Francisco One Blork from Palace Hotel. 

£^~ Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the mouth. Vehicles of every 
description at reduced rates. 

Telephone No. 153. Dec. 19. 

REMOVAL, 

Please take notice that I have removed my office to larger and more commo- 
dious quarters, at 
N8 212 BATTERY STREET (Across the Street from Old Office), 
Where I will be prepared to 
FILL YOUR ORDERS FOR FLOUR WITH USUAL PROMPTNESS. 



January 15, 1886. 



HORACE H. SCOTT. 



[January 30.] 



JOSEPH RICHARDS, 

MINING ENGINEER AND MINE MANAGER, 
320 Sansome Street, Room 16, San Francisco. 

Late of the Devon Great Consols Mines, Englaud. Late Mineral Agent for 
Earl Fortescue, England. Thirty-five years practical experience; 15 years 
on the Pacific Coast. 

Telegraphic Address— JOSHARD, San Francisco. [January 30.] 



Jan. 80, 1886, 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



15 



A DISTINGUISHED MINING EXPERT. 

Those who tuv concerned in the mineral development "' l '"' Pa* 
. Iflc Cooni < mi nut but !>«■ InleroMted tti learn thai there i> now I 
in oar midst u mtnlog engim rery highest attainments, 

whose services can be called into nt|iiisltion by capitalists who wish 
to hare ;i reliable examination mmlc ol any mineral Held before en- 
gaging in its development, We rvf<T to Captain Joseph Kichards, 

Ihi- gentleman sprang from :i mining family. UIh father waa in 
the employment of Messrs, John L'ltyiorA Bona, of Knglund.as a 
mining agent for over fifty years. His brother, Philip Richards, was 
long time underground surveyor of those wonderfully pro- 
ductive mines, the Devon Great Consols. Another brother, Janus 
Richards, was general manager <n these mines from tin- time o[ their 
openingupto lii> death, ll<- was succeeded by another brother, 
Isaac Richards, who holda the position at the present time. Captain 
Joseph Richards served a !"iil' and t lit trough apprenticeship to prac- 
tical mining in England. After thus completing his education his 
first employment was thai of agenl at the Trehnne Silver-lead mine, 
Cornwall. From thence he went to the Lydford Consols Silver- 
lead mines, Devonshire, as superinteudenl and manager, He held 
this position for nine years, a1 the end of which time he accepted 
tlic general management of the Hawkmoortin and copper mine, near 
tin' same place, in which position he remained for six years. Subse- 
quently, upon the death of his brother Philip, he succeeded that 
gentleman as underground surveyor and superintendent of the 
Devon Great Consols copper mines. While under his charge the 
underground worjongs ol these mines, which extend over a distance 
it three miles, were enlarged and remodeled. The plans and 
system of these workings (in the drawing of which the Captain was 
assisted by Mr. Barton Richards) are to-day considered a triumph of 
inining-engineering skill, and it is conceded that nothing equal to 
tin-in exists in the known world. They can be examined at the office 
of the company , t ireohan House, < Mil Broad street, London. It may 
entioned, by the way. thai the working of these celebrated 
mines commenced in 1844, und that tliej have been in continuous 
operation ever since. During thin period they have turned out 
fabulous quantities of ore and have made profits considerably in ex- 
cess of five millions of dollars. This serves to illustrate the fact 
that mining, if conducted under careful, accomplished and experi- 
enced management, may be made a permanent field Tor the legiti- 
mate and profitable investment of capital, In addition to these and 
other appointments Captain Richards lias been extensively engaged 
in reporting upon mines in the British Isles, and his reputation asan 
expert stands very high there. 

The Captain came to America in 1870, and, after spending a short 
time in examining the gold mines in the State of Virginia, lie eanie 
to this coast. He was employed in Nevada as a mining superin- 
tendent fOI SOme seven year-, and subsequently was engaged in the 

same capacity in Arizona and Colorado. He is a thorough mineralo- 
gist, as well as a practical miner, and his sixteen years' experience 
with the mineral formation of this coast, in conjunction with his 
thorough training, has made him a very valuable expert. He has 
examined and reported on a great many mines on this coast, and 
his report- are always received with the greatest confidence. It was 
upon the strength of his report that the Esmeralda Consolidated 
Mines of Nevada wire recently sold to a syndicate of English capi- 
talists. Captain Richards, it may be added, is strongly indorsed by 
all his previous employers, and numerous other gentlemen of stand- 
ing, who are acquai nted with his cap acity and r eliability. 

OUR CONSUL AT APIA. 
We know but little of Consul Greenehaum, although he was a resi- 
dent tit" this city up to the time of his appointment. But we are 
pretty sure he is the right man in the right place, and this is how we 
know it. He has antagonized as scaly a crowd as ever congregated 
anywhere. Their ill word and petition for his removal are the very 
beat reasons that could well be afforded that he ought to be sustained, 
and, without knowing anything about the facts alleged, we trust that 
upon general principles he will be. The man who, upon a salary of 
$1,200 a year and fees that amount to almost nothing, is willing to 
Set his face against the ways of a lawless handitti, on a lonely and far- 
off island, is just the man" to keen where he is. The News Letter, 
about a year or more ago, published from a highly respectable 
and responsible New Zealand paper, a very precise and out- 
spoken account of the kind of outlaws who have taken refuge at 
Apia, where there is practically little or no established law, and 
where pirates, man-stealers and ruffians generally batten and fatten 
upon the good-natured and harmless natives. That account agrees 
With others, which we have received from persons who have touched 
at the group. Not very long ago an United States Consul agreed 
with a set 01 white rascals to buy land from the natives of one of the 
outlying islands, who were at the time in a condition of tribal war. 
lie proceeded to do so by treating with a chief who bad no real claim 
to the land, and an old condemned musket, bought at Mare Island, 
and a certain amount of ammunition, was the price paid for each 
fMO acres. During the tribal war the missionaries were astonished to 
find the bodies of men upon whom these muskets hail done their 
deadly work. The stories of land stealing and man stealing done on 
the Samoan group by ruffians, of whom not a few call themselves 
Americans, would sicken our people if fully told. If, as seems to be 
the case, Consul Greenebaum is refusing to be a tool of this class, his 
hands ought to be strengthened. It will be a good day for Samoa 
when its affairs are taken in hand by a strong and civilized Power. 

"The Sunday "World" is the name of a new weekly which made 
its appearance two weeks ago. It seems to be carefully edited, but 
we are somewhat at a loss to know what " loug-felt want " it is going 
to supply. 

The " California Architect " for January is a publication wddch will 
interest all who are connected with the buildiug trade. The paper has 
been increased in size and otherwise improved. 

Macondray & Co. have removed to the new building, corner of 
Market and First streets. 



LEWDNESS IN OUR HIGHWAYS. 
Is immorality one <>i the Industries of Ban Pranei I 

reeogn itiiu * t - enterpi i ie bj those w Iw i rj with 

the iuaiiagcm< , ibltc affairs and the Kunprowdon >.i illegal 

pursuit-'.' In view til the fad that about one halt ol tin 

i\ street (within lull view of our great thoroughfare, M 
street,) is occupied h) abandoned women as brothels, these i\\ 
are pertinent and to the point. Why are not these lewd women 
obliged to remove themselves and their debasing bu im 
more remote Locality, where their presence will nol bu 
Insult to everv woman who uses our public strei 
t ran --it ? Nothing could be more atrocious than this thrusting 

in the very fares ol youn I Jirlfl who may happen U 

in the legitimate pursuit of business or pleasure, along Ban r ran- 
cisco's leading public street . Such associations and surroundings are 
calculated to demoralize the young mind and bo be productive ol al- 
most unlimited evil towards the ruing generation. There i-. mi 
city in the world where such things are tolerated. Slaughter ll 
soap factories, and like businesses, which result in the production of 
offensive odors, are obliged to conduct their operations in out-of-the- 
way placeSj where their offensiveness ib not thrust upon the surging 

.stream of life as it passes by. Th" houses where fallen WOmeil ply 
their shameful trade should also lie com pel led to loe ;i te themselves 
away from the great centers of population, when theit evil influences 
will, at least, be minimised. The keeping of these nouses is. under 
the law, a criminal offense. Why are their keepers not prosecuted? 
Those who Wish to hear the answer to this query must apply to the 

police authorities and the Cirand Jury. They have power to act In 

the matter, but they do not exereise their power. 

The Sixth Annual Culinary Ball lakes place at the New Odd Fel- 
lows' Hall, Market street, on next Tuesday evening, February 2d, and 
promises to be one of the great social events of the year. These an- 
nual balls have always been exceptionally pleasant affairs, and the 

present one will be e |Ual to its predecessors, 



The "New Guide to London and Important Suburban Dis- 
tricts," just published by Messrs. I land, MeNallv & Co., of Chicago, 
for Mr. Charles A. Gillig, should be in the hands of all travelers. It is 
a wonderful specimen ol condensed information, and is fur sale at all 
leading book stalls. 



Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive cure for bunions and sore feet. 

COLTON DENTAL SlMON-GAS SPECIALISTS. 

Positively extract TEETH WITHOUT PAIN; 20,000 References; also 
perform all operations in Dentistry. 

Phelan Building— Parlors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 

jpp^- Entrance fiOO Market Street. Aug. 22. 

GOLD, SILVER ANDJICKEL PLATING. 

EVERY DESCRIPTION OF WORK PLATED 
AT THE 

SAN FKANCISCO PLATING W0KKS, 

663 and 655 Mission Street San Francisco, Cal. 



E. G. DENNISTON, Proprietor. 



Pee. 



SEARCHER OF RECORDS AND EXAMINER OF TITLES 

TO LANDS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, 

G. W. McKEAND. 

Offices, Southeast Cor. Fourth and Broadway, 
OAKLAND. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

General Shipping and Commission Merchants, 
NO. 309 SANSOME STREET, 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALI FORNIA . 

~~ MELVILLE ATTWOOD, F. G. S., 

CONSULTING MINING ENGINEER, 
(02 BOHKOIIBay STREET, BOOH », KM FRANCISCO. 

Address foh Letters to 1'iuvate Residence— Saueelito, Marin County, 



California, 



Nov. 21. 



ART GLASS WORKS, 

1211, 1213 AND 1215 HOWARD STREET 

BETWEEN EIGHTH AND NINTH. 



JOHN MALLON. 



[January M.] 



ZEITSKA INSTITUTE, 



922 POST STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. 

FRENCH GERMAN AND ENGLISH DAY and BOARDING SCHOOL 
FOR YOUNG LADIES anil CHILDREN; also KINDERGARTEN. 
Term Commenced January nth, 1886. 



Mme. b. ZEITSKA, A. M., Principal. 



[Oi't. 10.] 



MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 Sutter Street Above Kearny 

HALL TO LET FOR BALLS, CLUBS, ETC. [Aug. 1.] 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 30, 18SG. 



Real Estate Transactions, 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, tor the 
Week ending January 27, 1886. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency, 401 California Street, S. P. 
Thursday, January 21st. 



ORANTen AND OHASTBK. 

M Rosenberg to 8 Eidenmuller. 

Frank II Wilson to W 1 Wilson 

.ins c Rbeder to Cathn Boeder 

t'atk Reynolds to Mary Allium 

1 1 •' 1 1 \ i laseboll to i leo Werner. 

John Q Miias lo Sallnsli Selieyer 

James K Kennedy to l» Laydon 

I'eter.T Kail, & w! to M Lintott 

.v .) Perkins to Oscar Poss 

\V C Burnett to Mtuy Hopkins 



DKSCKirTION. 



N Union, 137:6 w Powell, e 12x63:9— 
f,0-vara 107 

did ' , u Bush, 126:9 e Van Ness, e 50 
x 120: subject to mortgage forfriooo 

Se corner Mason ami Filbert streets 
E ix7f> 

Ne Ritch, 160 se Folsom, se i">x:so, lie 
tug in 100-vara 48 

N I'ni 152:1 vi Oelaviu, w 70x1:17:6 

— W .VI. In ISO 

S Geary, 1:17:6 e Buchanan, e 41:8 x 
137:6— W Addn 980 

Se Clary, 137:6 ne 6th; ne 22:6x75, be- 
iug in 100-vara 216 

E Valencia, 4:10 11 26th, n 30x1176, be- 
ing in M 11 183 

Assignment for benefit of creditors 

Nw Broadway and liaguna, w 137:6 x 
1:17:0— \V A J12 : se Vallejo and 1. 11 
guna, e 1M:8, s 137:6, e 15, s 187:6. it 
34:4, n 137:6, w 171:10, 11 137:6 to be- 
ginning— \Y Ailln 1^2 



* 5 

3,750 
Gift 
Gift 

■1,200 



),500 
1 



Friday, January 22nd. 



E .1 Scburr * wi to G Pistolesi S Filbert, 115 c Taylor, e 22:6x85, be- 

! iiiLr in 50-vara 48a 
Ambrose 1' Hogdon to Asa Fi.-k E l.iila Place, 185 u 16th street, n 2", x 

30— M 11 :i"i 

\V Huston el nl to Eliza White.. S olive live, 100 e Gougta st, s30xeS:l 

— W Addn 132 .... 
E Fourgeaud to C R Thompson Qnd % s O'Farrell. 112:6 e Powell, e 

25x137:6: assigns 678 M "■T, , 679 M 68 
in trust 

.1,1s cashmaii lo Etlchd Barry 81 lolumbia, 205 \v Sanohez, iv 25x114 
Mrs E Treeaskis to M J Wright. LotsO, 7 and 8, block is.', University 

Exln Mil Assn 
Btewart Menzies lo K.I Gordon Lots yo anil yl, San Miguel Homestead 

Association 
Hen A Brown to Alfred Gross . W Hyde, 67:6 n California, u 25x112:6 

—50-vara 1313 

Marv .1 Phillips lo M Sweeney 8 eor Stevenson and Annie, se 46x57:6 

1 —100-vara 24 

t'has Lux to Same Same 

M D Sweeney to Predk Sharon same 

Geo li McLean to Same . . Siv Annie, 78 nw Jessie, nw 1-1x57:6— 

100-vara 24 

Adolph Sntro to James Quinn. .jLot 3-1, blk C, Park Lane tract .. . 



$.1,000 

180 

1 

250 

312 

400 

3,600 

5 
5 
5 

4,000 
5 



Saturday, January 23rd. 



Geo Brown to Jorgen Jorgenseu 

Caroline A Wilson 10 Gogarly 
Owen Gogarty & wf to F Ghio 



1 S McAllister, 2o e Baker, e 25x100— W 
Addn 529 

■ Se Mission, 120:3 sw 10th, SW 26x80, 
se Minim, 120:5 sw lOlh, sw 26:3x10 

Se Minna, 120:3 aw 10th, sw 26x80, be- 
ins in M H'li ... 

Geo W Dennis to .las C Dennis s Bush, 87:6 w Scott, w 25x100, being 
ill W A 158 

Thos Jeuutngsto Samuel Day.. S Clay, 102:10 ePolk, c 78x127:8, being 

in W Addn 17 
Elizlh C 1'eltrel lo .1 Brouilhard E Harrison, 26 11 26th, n 25x100 
s Roberts 10 M Whitehouse Lot 21, blk 364, Great Park Homestead 

Association 
< 'nth n Buckley to J Winterburn Ne Buckley and let ave, e 400, n 530 to 

1st ave, s 410 to beg 
V Karskv to Miriam Silver el al s (, Tamil, r,c,M c Iluehauau, e 31:3 x 

i 90— W Addn 229 

Hank of SFto ACHosl Lot lit, 1,1k 6, Holly Park tract and 

I land adjoining in. same block 



n.iso 

300 

10 

5 

Grant 
750 

5 

10 

5 

115 



Monday, January 25th. 



Hank of S F lo C Maekie 

Jer ■ English lo F g Bionchi, 

Albert A Levy to Henry R Levy 

.loliu G Wittmeier to M Sander 

John W Davidson to Geo Brown 

Hank of s V lo T Strozynski 
.las E Damon lo A A Sturgess 

Maret 1 riblia lo I'niii Callaghau 
,ino i.owib to Jose Costa 



Jose Costa to N ic Masteu 

Win 11 Craves to Mrs m Hopkins 



C Selnveugel to E Dinkelspiel. 



Lots 59 and 00, blk 4, Holly Park tot 
X Turk, 17.", w Lacuna, iv 25x137:6— 

W Add,, 227 

W Hroderiek, 100 a Grove, n 2"ixl00— 
W Addn 528 • 

s Pacific, 87:6 w Montgomery, w 24, 

s 131, e 1. u 28*, e 20. n 152:6 lo beg 
S California, 173:8 w Van Ness, w 26 

x 137:6— W Add 11 87 

Lot 11. blk 6, Holly Park tract ..... 
Lot 35, 1,1k 19; lot 47, blk 24, City Land 

Association 

Nw Market, 102:11 sw Jones, sw 25, 

nw 94:8, e 30:9; se 79:S to beg— City 

Hall lot D 2 

Ne Golden Gate avenue and Jones st, 

e 68:9x68:9 

Same 

S Post, 130 w Montgomery, w 44, s 

60:2 ne to a point, se 62:6, ne 22:7, 11 

46:5, w 20, 11 .",0 to l,es 

Assigns Eor benefit of creditors 



310 
10 
10 
10 

10 
85 



12,000 
10 



Tuesday, January 26th. 



Jane F Parker to John Collins 

Solomon Heydenfeldt to I Davis 
Mary A Hogan to Patk J Tobin 
City & Co to C S Benedict 



C S Benedict to Amlw Carlile. 



E Natoma, 94 sw Lafayette, sw22:3, se 

75 lo a point, ne 20:4, nw 74:S to beg 

— M H 11 
Nw Franklin and Pacific, w 37x127:10 

— W Add,, 120 

S Green, 160:5 e Larkin, e 22:11x77:0— 

50-vara 1887 

sw 17th a 1,1 Sanchez, s 22s, w 60.57- 
100, nw ::::., :moo, ne 221.33-100, e .',7:,; 
to b e-.M mo:, 

Sw 17th and Sanchez, s 28x100. being 

ill M B 105 . 



* 627 

6,500 

825 



GU.INTOU AND , I K A NTK,;. 



DESCRIPTION. 



Thos If Walsh to .las J Sullivan Partition ne Folsom and 26th, ,1 21:li'i 
Jas J Sullivan to Thos II Walsh 



Jemima Parsons to II Ilorslimin 

Albert A Levi to Jacliiel Meyers 
John Hayes A wf to A Edwards 

Ludwig Taussfg to Rich Walker 

Same to Albert Frazier A wf 

Ole Beissni, lo II Lohrmann 

F Di hue lo Horman Binning 

H P Bancroft to Louise Bancroft 

I.r'l Hill I'm, Asn to T O'Brien 



x 78:6— M Biso 
Partition e Poison, 24:6 11 26th, n24:6, 

e 112:6, s 49, w 34, U 24:6, w 78:6 to 
beginning 
N 19th, 122:6 w Howard, w 30x90, be- 
ing in M B 61 

W Hroderiek, 125 ,, Grove, 1125x100 

W Hroderiek, 25 s Haves, s 25x95:10— 
W \ 526 

E Baker, S7:6 s Pine, s 26x87:6, being 
in W Add,, 539 ..... 

E Baker, 112:6 s Pine, s 26x87:6, being 
in W Addn 539 

Nw 18th aud Castro, 11 149x126, being 
in II Add,, 197 

X Duncan, 150 e Dolores, e 75x114 

E Valencia, 136:6 11 from se line Tif- 
fany ave, c 154 ,1 lo a point, w 175, s 
1:0 to beginning 

Lot2686 ... 



S.100 
600 



Wednesday, January 27th. 



John S Young to Wm S Kay - 

Edwd White to Flora E St Clair 

Morton Cheesman to J Holland 

Jane F Parker to Jno Sullivan. 

L Gottig to Haunah M Frenk . . . 

David Center to Otto J Becker. . 

Albert Wilford to J110 Bennett. . 

F X cicoit to Wm s Goodfellow 
S Schweitzer to E W Playter 

E W PlaylertoFredk Jacobi... 
JaneF Parker to J McCOrmick 

Hannah G Ingram to J L Hatch 
Henry T Hobart to H J Shea... 
Juo K Moore toTheo Schulte. 

Iheo SchUlte ,t wf lo M Mereer 



Xe 25th st and San .lose ave, ,, 2'J\yO— 

M B 169 

W Paris st, 275 s Brazil ave, s 2",xl00: 

pan lot 7. blk 42, Excelsior ltd Asn 
s 18th, 166 c Dolores, e 28x112*, being 

in M H 73 

W cor Lafayette and Natoma, nw 23 x 

so— M B 11 
Sw24thand Vicksburg, w 25x102:8— 

M B 87 

E shoiwell. 215 n 21st, n 90x122:6, be- 
ing in M B 56 

Se Minna, 105 sw Lafayette, sw 25, se 

75, ne 23:4, nw 75 to beg 
II Addn block 5 

N cor 6th and Howard, nw 72, sw 76, 

nw 18, sw 37,6, se 90, ne 112:6 lo beg 

Same, subject to mortgage for{85,000 
E Natoma, 50 sw I.afavelte, sw 4 1 x se 

74 :S— M Bll ' ..... 

Se Hyde and Vallejo, e 76:9x48, being 

in 50-vara 1290 

Lots 211 to 211, Spring Valley Home 

stead Islais St 

w Valencia, 313:6 n 10th, 11 32x90, be 

ing in M B 36 

Same 



1 5,500 

5 

900 

1,255 

1 

10 

850 

1 

S0.500 

10 
5 
1 

7,000 



INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT UNION. 

SECURE A HOMESTEAD FOR YOUR FAMILY. 

Idaho 0(\C\ C\C\C\ Acres in Simke Hirer Valley, near Eagle Rock, Idaho. 
Colony OUU|UUu 80to640aerea to each settler. $1.60 per acre; 50c. 

cash; '$1.00 in :t years. Climate and soil the same as in California. Send for 
circular and prospectus, 

^zRizo:L\r.A.. • 

MAUICOPA CO. 

The Union also offers to actual settlers 100,000 acres oi as productive land 
as there is in America. These lands are near the city of Phoenix, 4,000 in- 
habitants, and can he reached by the Southern Pacific Railroad. About 
5,000 acres under cultivation, climate, soil ami productiveness the same 
as Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside, California, 

Size of Canal, 58 feet wide on top, 30 feet wide on bottuiu, 7 1 .. feet deep, 
fall 2 feel l<> the mile. 

Length of Canal 42 miles. 

Laud with perpetual water right, $15.00 to $20.00 per acre and upwards. 

C-A-lidt-oirictj:^.. 

FRESNO COUNTY. 

500 20-ncre farms $25.00 to $;:0.00 per acre, Vi cash, balance in one, tow and 
three years. Also Colony lands in all the Western and Northwestern stales 
and Territories. Railroad fare to all the Colonies in Idaho, California, 
Arizona, Oregon, Washington Territory $.">2.n0. Maps and prospectus for- 
warded upon receipt of letter or upon application. 

Special arrangements made fur parties of settlers going to California, 
Idaho, Arizona, Oregon ami Washington over the Union Pacific, Central 
Pacific and Southern Pacific Railways. 

WM. II. MARTIN, 120 Washington St., Chicago, 111. 

THE DAVISON CO., N. W. Agents, St. Paul, .Minn. 

THE INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT UNION, 

OF CALIFORNIA. 

MERCER OTEY, Secretary, 

401 CALIFORNIA STREET, - - SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

[Established 1858.] 

PIONEER REAL ESTATE AGENCY 

(Successor to w. s. Reynolds!, 

531 California Street, San Francisco, California. 

citv and Country Property Bought and Sold on Commission. Makes a 
Specialty Oi FABMS AND STOCK RANCHES. 

H. W. VAN DER VAART, Manager. Jan. 2. 

J. GASH, 

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Tlu' "Magazine of Art" (or Pebruan Is ffob arming number. The 
Aral article i- " Buckingham I'.il.i.c, " described so vividly with pi n 
ami pencil ;t» t<> unci, tun'- Itcpublinui eyes with wonder at so much 
royal grandeur In the paper on ih> "'Romance of Art" we have 
the -t.<rv ->f *• A Faith Healing Academician," while in a more prac- 
tical line we are given a chapter mi "Table and Table Customs." 
This i- followed by an intoresi ,t *>f John Boy doll, rrom 

whose art we step to the older art <>i Vssyria. The ancient city of 
Chester i^ described with |>rn and pencil, and pots t<> the blush any 
of our claims to antiquity, unless it he that of our aborigines. The 
other contents are equally interesting. 

"You know that sweet little seulptn is who has a studio on Fifty- 
Bteenth street?" said young Prettiboy, "1 met tier at Mrs. Pinch- 
beck's hist niirlit. She completely turned my head. " So? " said the 
Judge, thoughtfully ; " 1 knew sh*e modeled in clay, but I didn't sup- 
pose she worked in wood at all. However " But young I'retti- 

boy. who la no ass if he does look nice, had Btarted t«> walk around 
tin- block ami tliink it over. —Brooklyn Eagle. 

To show In »w shamefully particular some people arc.it Is related 
sliionable woman of Nob Kill, that she refused to accepl an in- 
vitation to dinner from a lady acquain luse in her note she 
spelled "pleasure" with a capital " l\" and forgot to mention the 
fact that .lames R. Kelly *v Co., Market street, sell the Imperishable 
Paint, which goes, three times as far as other paints and is imper- 
vious to BUU Or rain. 

The following is, perhaps, one of tlu- must laughable accidents 
that ei ; in reference to a lock-up jury: A Galway baliff 

having been questioned asto whether he had spoken to the jury during 
the night, gravely answered, " No, my Lord; they kept calling out 
for me to bring cnem whisky, bul I always said. ' Gentlemen ol the 
jury, it is my duty to tell you that I'm sworn not to speak to you." 1 

" Darringer. t sympathize with you in your financial distress. As 
a friend you can trust me every time." " Hut, Bromley, that doesn't 
happen to be tin- kind of a friend 1 am looking for. I want a friend 
who will trust me." And then lie went off and told his mother-in- 
law that delicious Lunches, tee-creams. Confections, etc., can always 
be obtained at the Original " Swain's Bakery," No. 213 Sutter street. 

Eugenia to (Fogle)— Dear me, Mr. Fogle, you're such a help to one 
reading the current literature. I wanl your aid again. In the mis- 
sionary society's report I find the words bonum est. Now. what do 
they mean? Fogle (confidently)— It's Cannibal Islander for " young 
and juicy." — Tid-Bits. 

"Oh, Mr. Van Duden," said a y«»iiii.lj; d inline at the upera recently, 
"doesn't this music make you surge?" "Ah, yas. 1 believe it's 
gwand." " It is sn tender, wonderfully, exquisitely perfect, it makes 
me wave all over." " High tide," sa